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The Inability to Read

I have had such an unexpected reaction to my dad’s death: I could not, for weeks, sit down to read. I could not concentrate on more than a few sentences on a page. 337 more words


The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

So let’s talk about this book. Starting off, I loved it. I have a whole section of my reading life dedicated to Fancy People With Problems, and this book is Part Of It. 412 more words

Curiosity and contempt

It has been a little while since I have blogged. I’ve been either too tired, too busy, or too uninspired.  Anyway, I was reminded of this quotation from Edith Wharton today, always a favorite one of mine, so I made a meme out of it.   1,310 more words

Realistically Ever After

When La La Land hit Netflix recently, I asked a friend and fellow show tune lover whether she’d recommend it. Her response was swift and heated–she was seriously outraged that Mia and Sebastian didn’t end up together. 589 more words

Lead readers to the water OR force them to drink?

“Different people will take different things from the story. I want to encourage readers to think rather than tell them what to think.” – Graeme Simsion (“The Best of Adam Sharp”) in a May 3… 454 more words


Character studies are top 1927 bestseller list novels

Readers will still find entertainment in the 1927 bestsellers, but not much besides entertainment. There’s not one of the novels whose plot I can recall beyond a sentence summary, even though I enjoyed all of them but one of them when I read them. 518 more words

Psychological Novel

The Mount in Massachusetts

By Linda Tancs

One of America’s greatest writers, Edith Wharton wrote over 40 books in 40 years, including The Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome and The House of Mirth. 87 more words