Category: 'Bookshelf'


Summer Reading 2002

Thursday, May 23rd, 2002

Unbearable lightness of reading.

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 […]


Saturday, December 6th, 2003

Jean Webster.

Girl With A Pearl Earring

Friday, January 2nd, 2004

Girl With a Pearl Earring.
Tracy Chevalier.
HarperCollins Publishers. 1999.

Death Comes for the Archbishop

Sunday, March 27th, 2005


The Do It Yourself Bible

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

Another example of problematic modifiers.

Anne Shirley

Monday, January 1st, 2007

My dear Anne girl.


Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Elizabeth Gaskell.
Oxford University Press.
ISBN 0-19-283209-3
Originally published as a series of stories between 1851 and 1853, and then as a book in 1853. This edition includes an excellent introduction, a chronology of Elizabeth Gaskell’s life, and an essential section of explanatory notes.

The surface and beneath the surface