Category: 'Bookshelf'

Category archives are in date order with the oldest posts first.

The Little Minister

Tuesday, July 4th, 2000

The Little Minister.
J.M. Barrie.
New York Charles Scribner’s Sons.

The Outermost Dream

Monday, July 31st, 2000

The Outermost Dream: Essays and Reviews
William Maxwell
Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1989

Endangered Pleasures

Wednesday, January 9th, 2002

Endangered Pleasures: In Defense of Naps, Bacon, Martinis, Profanity, and Other Indulgences.
Barbara Holland.


Friday, January 11th, 2002

Carrington: Selected Letters & Extracts from Her Diaries.
Edited by David Garnett.


Saturday, January 12th, 2002

Nan: The Life of an Irish Travelling Woman.
Sharon Gmelch.
W. W. Norton. 1986

Clear and Simple as the Truth

Monday, January 14th, 2002

Clear and Simple as the Truth: Writing Classic Prose
Francis-Noel Thomas & Mark Turner
Princeton University Press. 1994.

This book defines one type of style, classic, and its elemental principles. The classic style is contrasted to other styles, such as, romantic, contemplative, and reflexive.

As the Twig is Bent

Thursday, April 11th, 2002

As the Twig is Bent: Sketches of a Bittersweet Life.
Winifred Foley.
Taplinger Publishing Company, New York. 1978.
Published in England as: A Child in the Forest. 1974.

Sketches of early twentieth century life as an impoverished coal miner’s daughter in rural Gloucestershire.

Nancy Drew Author Dies

Wednesday, May 29th, 2002

Made in her image.

The Longing To Be Elsewhere

Monday, June 10th, 2002


Bargain Books

Sunday, March 2nd, 2003

After encouraging Jeremy Hedley to check out the great book deals at Daedalus Books Online, I realized that I hadn’t browsed the bargains for awhile. I did and came away with six new books for under $30.00. The shipment arrived just before the ice storm, so I’ve been snuggling under a quilt on the couch […]

The surface and beneath the surface