On My Bookshelf, No. 10

To see previous posts in this series, click here. This is my bookshelf. Here is a snippet of what’s on it, ten at a time. A Family Daughter (2006) by Maile Meloy Half in Love (2002) by Maile Meloy Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It (2009) by Maile Meloy Liars and Saints... Continue Reading →

Be Kind Towards Women: A Town Like Alice

I’ve probably seen the movie version of A Town Like Alice at least ten times. It was one of those movies my mom would put on during a rainy Saturday afternoon, like Anne of Green Gables or the six-hour version of Pride and Prejudice. She liked to watch these shows, and we liked watching them... Continue Reading →

Honoring Jane Austen

Most women enjoy or appreciate Jane Austen's work. I am one of those women, and although I don't necessarily like everything I've read by Austen, and while I haven't actually read all of her books, I do appreciate what I have read. I also liked a recent movie called Austenland that took a comedic take... Continue Reading →

On My Bookshelf, No. 9

To see previous posts in this series, click here. This is my bookshelf. Here is a snippet of what’s on it, ten at a time. Passing (1929) by Nella Larsen Quicksand (1928) by Nella Larsen Christy (1967) by Catherine Marshall Life of Pi (2001) by Yann Martel Of Human Bondage (1915) by W. Somerset Maugham... Continue Reading →

Piles of Books

I have piles of books all over my house, probably like many of you do. These piles are constantly growing and changing, and someday, I hope to actually have them put away, unless, of course, they are decorative piles. Until then, here are the current piles I have invading my house right now. And yes,... Continue Reading →

On My Bookshelf, No. 6

I have what builders call a “plant shelf” in my master bedroom.  When my husband and I first moved into our home thirteen years ago, I had no idea what to put on that shelf.  I tried some leftover wedding flowers and random plants, but it didn’t look good at all.  As I began collecting... Continue Reading →

Late Nights with New Fairy Tales

I can’t remember how I discovered Franz Xaver von Schönwerth’s book of “newly discovered fairy tales,” but I am glad I did. It is called The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales (2015), and it is just that. Von Schönwerth apparently collected these stories from the Bavarian countryside in the 1850s, and a... Continue Reading →

On My Bookshelf, No. 5

I have what builders call a “plant shelf” in my master bedroom.  When my husband and I first moved into our home thirteen years ago, I had no idea what to put on that shelf.  I tried some leftover wedding flowers and random plants, but it didn’t look good at all.  As I began collecting... Continue Reading →

On My Bookshelf, No. 4

I have what builders call a “plant shelf” in my master bedroom.  When my husband and I first moved into our home thirteen years ago, I had no idea what to put on that shelf.  I tried some leftover wedding flowers and random plants, but it didn’t look good at all.  As I began collecting... Continue Reading →

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