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Category Archives: Lithuania
Edit 09-05-13: Added a few more notes and one more picture. Huge renovation, I know 🙂 . . . . . . . . It was close this year. Very close. We slid in just before the doors rumbled shut, … Continue reading
Inspired by Jean of Howling Frog Books, whose January posts focused on lesser-known children’s titles from (mostly) outside the U.S., I thought I’d share a few of the classic Lithuanian stories I grew up with. . . . . . … Continue reading
In honor of Midwinter and the world not ending, I’d like to share the following video from a folk song festival I attended back in October. First, a little background: When my mom and her sisters were little, they used … Continue reading
Juliet Marillier. Cybele’s Secret. New York: Knopf, 2008. 424 pgs. This is the sequel to Marillier’s Wildwood Dancing, set six years later and focused — seemingly — on much more this-worldly intrigues. Paula, the second-youngest of the five dancing sisters, … Continue reading
Joe Schreiber. Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2011. 190 pgs. I still get those moments of geeky delightedness any time I see Lithuania mentioned in mainstream media. Like when Stephen Colbert did this bit. You know … Continue reading
Just a little Hallowe’en humor for y’all. I miss Fox Trot — it’s not gone or anything; I just haven’t followed it in a while. And hey, look, a Lithuania reference! 😀 Don’t forget, the progressive story game is still … Continue reading