• BooksOnShelves

    Book Sale Season

    Book Sale Season Is Here! I recently scored great books at area book sales. Here is what I bought: An Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden Dear Life by Alice Munro Collected Stories of John O’Hara Literary Brooklyn: The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life by Evan Hughes Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton A Separate Peace by John Knowles The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway The Jungle by Upton Sinclair Shore Chronicles: Diaries and Travelers’ Tales from the Jersey Shore 1764-1955 edited by Margaret Thomas Buchholz The Story of Cinema by David Shipman The Illustrated…

  • Joy

    9 Things That Bring Me Joy

    9 Things That Bring Me Joy They may be numbered, but not exactly in the correct order. Reading – I can’t live without reading. Writing – this includes making lists. Taking photos of and writing about interesting places and things. Eating a really good dinner that I didn’t cook – I don’t like cooking. I love going out to eat. Having a totally clean home – is a big accomplishment for me because it’s such a rare occurrence. It’s a miracle! Visiting a nice place we haven’t been to before. It doesn’t have to be fancy; it just has to be different. Summer – especially in a really beautiful place…

  • Confessions
    Literary,  Blogging,  Writing

    Confessions Of A Book Blogger

    Confessions Of A Book Blogger As a book blogger, I have some confessions to make. I hereby confess: I have never read any of the Harry Potter books. I have never read any of the Lord of the Rings books. I have never read any of the Hunger Games books. I have never read any of the Twilight books. I am sure that all of these are fine, fine books. But to be honest, they just don’t interest me. I don’t read them and I certainly don’t feel qualified to review them. More Confessions I don’t care about vampires, zombies, witches, fantasy, science fiction, or paranormal. Some of these books…

  • Moby Dick books

    Books and Authors I Hate

    Books And Authors I Hate Yes! At least for now. Here are some “classic” works of literature that I just don’t like. So sue me. Books and authors I hate? Perhaps I will feel differently in a few years. Further Reading Books and Authors I Haven’t Read . . . Yet Also this: Talking about books I don’t like – Modern Mrs. Darcy

  • I haven't read Madame Bovary yet.

    5 Books and Authors I Haven’t Read . . . Yet

    Books and Authors I Haven’t Read I was an English major in college (university for those outside of the U.S.), but that doesn’t mean that I’ve read all the classics. These are some of the novels I’ve always been meaning to read but I just haven’t . . . yet. As soon as I read the approximately 500 other volumes on my To Be Read list. Final Thoughts GQ has some suggestions on 21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of. You may also want to read my post on Books and Authors I Hate. Thank you for reading The Literary Lioness!