This is SO TRUE.

What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author who wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though. – J. D. Salinger

Plum Island – Signed by Nelson DeMille!!

A few weeks ago, my dad and stepmom went to a police benefit dinner (they’re both officers) and the speaker was Nelson DeMille, a pretty famous novelist and one who I generally enjoy reading. Tara, my stepmom, was texting me throughout his speech telling me how funny he was and how much she and my…

It’s Not You. It’s Me.

This is the comment I posted on Robert’s article (make sure you read all of it, it’s good–plus my response will make more sense that way!): A book to me is bad if the author deliberately obscures what he/she means, and it’s only the “chosen few” (i.e. lit majors and professors) who truly “understand” the…

New books!

I have recently come into possession of five new books, thanks to my boyfriend’s parents, who gave me a very generous gift card to Barnes and Noble! I went out today and got three Stephen King novels (The Stand, The Regulators, and Desperation), Villette by Charlotte Brontë, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë.…

Reading Resolutions 2012

Happy New Year! In the spirit of New Year’s tradition (not to mention the fact that I’ve made resolutions for just about every facet of my life for 2012), here are my Reading Resolutions for 2012: Read 50 books. I only made it to 46 in 2011, according to Shelfari. Boo. Read The Chronicles of…

Just a quick laugh…

NotAlwaysRight.com is one of my favorite websites. It chronicles absurd tales of customer service, and most of them are hilarious. As you might have guessed, I especially love ones about books, like this one: The Literal, The Literary, And The Aviary BOOKSTORE | CHICAGO, IL, USA | (A teenage customer walks in. She looks around for…

Jane Austen Rankings, Part 2

And now for the top three. I don’t think I can do pros and cons for those; first of all, it would take too long, and second of all, I don’t think there would be too many cons! Part of the problem is that I don’t think I’m totally consistent in my feelings about each…

Jane Austen Rankings, Part 1

I promised you way back in this entry about Emma that I would rank all six of Jane Austen’s major novels (once I’ve reread all of them) in order of my favorite to least favorite. I’m probably going to work from the bottom up and only post the bottom 3 today, because right now I’m…

The Joy of Library Book Sales

Folks, I have been enlightened. I went to the Boston Public Library book sale this afternoon and got seven books for only $11. I got: Atonement – Ian McEwan Digital Fortress – Dan Brown Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel War of the Worlds – H. G. Wells The Girl Who Played With Fire…