She’s sitting in the next booth, reading a Jackie Collins book and just generally pissing me off.
Maybe it’s the fluorescent pink hardback she’s holding open so wide that my spine feels like it’s being cracked, too. 1,318 more words
My mother recalls my disconnect as a young kid with books.
“You were too busy doing other things–you were a doer.” This statement comes despite my mother’s genuine love for books and reading and the library. 507 more words
There was an article somewhere recently that described a new trend in literary fiction, inspired by Elena Ferrante: writing about women’s friendships. I literally did a double-take when I saw it; because there have been books, across all genres, about female friendships for many, many years–for example, the examination of women’s friendships and relationships with other women were at the root of every Rona Jaffe novel; the primary strengths of both 962 more words
Science fiction? Romance? Crime? Action and Adventure? Autobiographies? Which one do you prefer?
After struggling through the first few pages of a Jojo Moyes novel, it wasn’t long before it was covered in a thin layer of white dust on my bedside table. 925 more words
SELLER: Estate of Jackie Collins
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
SIZE: 4,150 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: The last of the four multi-million dollar Los Angeles homes owned by late and unusually prolific pulp novelist Jackie Collins popped up for sale on the open market this week at $4.95 million. 447 more words