“The Falcon at the Portal” Re-Read

Spoilery spoiler-words ahead, don’t read if you haven’t read the books. The Falcon at the Portal is set during the 1911-1912 excavation season, and is really the set-up for the next book in the series. There are some fairly important … Continue reading

“The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog” Re-read

Spoilery spoilers ahead. Read the book first, please! The Snake, the Crocodile, and the Dog is the 7th Amelia Peabody mystery, and one of my favorite of the early ones in the series. I’m not sure why exactly, but I’ve … Continue reading

“Crocodile on the Sandbank” Re-Read

So, here we are at the first Elizabeth Peters Memorial Re-read, with Crocodile on the Sandbank by the same. Crocodile was first published in 1975 by Dodd, Mead, and is the first in the Amelia Peabody Mystery series. It’s not … Continue reading

Favorite Fictional Characters?

Saw the question in an interview and it made me think. First, apologies for the recent blog silence. This weekend we celebrated my grandmother’s life with tears, laughter, music and song. Consequently it has been a hectic and family-filled weekend. … Continue reading

“A River in the Sky”

This is definitely not a book review. First the disclaimer. This blog post will almost certainly not be a completely unbiased examination of the book, A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters. Simply put, the author is my personal … Continue reading

Reading Withdrawals

And other current events. I’ve decided to concentrate on all the good things that have happened (or are happening) lately, and let them drown out the stresses from this past week. So today I’m celebrating a list of things. In … Continue reading

Academia and Fiction

Some thoughts on straddling the divide between fiction and academia. I was recently reading an article by Richard P. Martin* of Stanford University titled Words Alone Are Certain Good(s): Philology and Greek Material Culture. It is basically a warning article … Continue reading