I’m Dagny, a little ol’ retired lady in Alabama who loves to read and talk about books. For those of you wondering, Madame Vauquer is the landlady in Balzac’s Pere Goriot.

If you are at goodreads, you can find me here.

I also have quite a few favorite tv shows and became a trivia nut a few years ago. If you enjoy trivia, come on over to Fun Trivia. I’m Dagny1 there.

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36 comments on “About

  1. bennythomas says:

    I think you reached that state where everything you do is done for the love of it. If one has Balzac for company one has made the day through profitably. From the pleasures I get I often wonder why didn’t I think of this retirement before,Ahem.By the way I love ole blue eyes and I grew up with his songs. Have a nice week end, friend.


  2. Thanks, Benny.

    Prior to retirement, I thought I would have so much more time–mainly for reading, but that was before I discovered the Internet. Really cuts into my reading time, but it sure is entertaining and fun.


  3. Chere Madame, thanks for liking my piece on Germinal. I’ll be returning to Zola fairly regularly, I hope.


  4. I too loved Germinal, although L’Assommoir remains my favorite. Attracted to your name, lol. I am currently reading The Conquest of Plassans and then have three Rougon-Macquarts to go to finish the series.


  5. Mike Davis says:

    Thanks for the link to ‘The Lovecraft eZine’, I appreciate it…!


  6. Robert Storm says:

    Cthulhu is alive and well, i see. Nice to find other fans. “That cannot die which can eternal lie, and with strange eons even death may die.”


  7. lnatal says:

    I am glad to find you here Dagny, thanks for join my blog.


  8. Thanks, Laura. I’ll probably enjoy yours more. I fear I’m not very regular at blogging.


  9. Thank you for the follow 🙂 I love your name and your blog!


  10. Hi,
    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award if you would like to participate!


  11. Hi.. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award 🙂
    Here’s my link: http://wp.me/p4Vblv-kM

    Have a great day! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Thank you for the compliment, Kath, but I’m staying award free. Good luck to you!


  13. I am also retired, and love the wonders each day brings. I have a little bear wearing a sweater that says “Life Begins at Retirement.”

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  14. karaskinner says:

    Hi, I nominated you for the One Lovely Book Award. I didn’t know you were already nominated, but I still really like your blog. https://goo.gl/pUduC4

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Xanthe says:

    How could I have taken so long to find your site? So pleased that I have, it is wonderful to meet Mme Vaguer at last. I live in 21st century London and late 18th early 19th century Paris simultaneously. I love Balzac, only Anthony Powell comes close in his observation of humanity and folly but Balzac really gives us the whole of Paris and quite a lot of the rest of France both visible and invisible…

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    • Dagny says:

      Welcome, Xanthe! The best room will always be available for you any time you’re in Paris – and we won’t let the cat eat the cream for your coffee. If you haven’t yet discovered it, about half a dozen Balzac fans have a collaborative blog at https://balzacbooks.wordpress.com/ There is a world of information available there plus links to the free Project Gutenberg etexts of the complete Human Comedy.


  16. Thanks so much for following my blog! 🙂

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  17. Jacob Carey says:

    First, your blogs and all your work on Balzac are incredible. I’ve just recently ran into him and have begun feverishly reading everything he has written. I have some questions you might be able to answer or point me to a place to find the answers, is there a way I can ask you these things? If not, thank you all the same for the work you’ve put into this author.

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  18. […] already know, RMFAO is my reading group on Goodreads and it is co-moderated by my very dear friend, Dagny. We have quite a few reading challenges there and have around 300 members. We talk about books and […]


  19. Great blog Dagny, your doing alright for an old bird. live long and prosper, may the odds ever in be your favour and May the force be with You.

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  20. D Erskine Haynes says:

    Thanks for this space. Part of my life is a huge library where I converse with old friends and new. Balzac arrived about 5 years ago when I inherited the George Saintsbury 1897 Edition of the Complete Works of Balzac. I have read about 10 of these beautiful old green cloth and slightly crumbling un -cut page edged volumes . What a wonderful and extraordinary world to visit. Balzac lives along with hundreds of characters!

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