• Literary

    Borders Books 1971-2011 Farewell

    Borders Book flagship store

    Borders Books Will Be Closing All Their Stores It’s a sad day for book lovers — Borders Books will be closing all their stores. Sigh. I had wonderful times at the store in Wayne, NJ. That store closed several years ago when Wayne Towne Center mall was partially demolished. I spent many happy hours reading books, buying books, and choosing opera CDs for Christmas gifts for my relatives. Even though it was a chain, that store was very “homey”. I remember swing music playing and people dancing in the aisles. That branch was my favorite chain bookstore EVER. No one ever pestered you if you sat in a chair reading…

  • Writing

    Make Time To Read Great Books

    Time Out For Books

    More than anything else, I love to read and write. So if I could choose any place to have a time out from life, it would be a bookstore or library. Make The Time To Read Great Books I love going to bookstores, drinking in the cafe and eating delicious desserts, and spending time reading magazines. I love to carry a small notebook and pen in my purse and sit in the bookstore, writing essays, short stories, and blog posts. I love to write with pen and paper. Collecting small notebooks is fun! I also love to wander the aisles of books in the bookstore and look for new books…

  • Book Reviews

    Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry | Book Review

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    Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry Genres: Memoir Original Publication Date: 2008 Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Find the Author: Website, Goodreads, Amazon Larry McMurtry wrote books in many genres, from coming-of-age novels, such as The Last Picture Show to the reinvention of the “Western” on a grand scale like the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. He writes about himself as a boy growing up in a largely “bookless” world, as a young man devouring the world of literature, as a fledgling writer and family man, and above all as one of America’s most prominent screenwriters. He Is An Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize Winner Larry McMurtry is the author…