Fall is well on its way, Emilie Loring’s favorite season of the year. I returned from a lovely vacation in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where the fall colors were clear and bright, and, wouldn’t you know, it’s been raining ever since! As I wait for “clearing skies and the sunshine of hope … More Guest Post: Homemade Book Covers for a Rainy Day
Have you ever wished that a book’s cover would look more like the story you saw in your imagination? Bonnie stopped wishing and made it happen. … More Guest Post: I Made My Own Book Covers
Many of us love Emilie Loring’s books, because we see ourselves in them. We share her gumption in striving toward a vision, her belief in the best and her sunshiny outlook. This post is dedicated to Ellen Jenken, the creator of a wonderful Emilie Loring garden and the inspiration for our annual tea, with a … More Love Shared Is Love Multiplied
It’s a dream of mine to have a library. I would have shelves on three walls, some open and some with glass doors. The fourth wall would have a big, beautiful window overlooking something lovely, with a comfortable desk and chair facing outward to capture the view. In the center of the room, I’d have … More Our Selves in our Libraries
Since I started this blog and began to receive your comments, I’ve wondered, what is it about age ten that starts so many girls on Emilie Loring? “My mom got me hooked on Emilie Lorings- giving me my first when I was 10.” Katie “I began reading Emilie Loring around the age of 10, and … More The Next Thing When You Are Ten
This is a 1939 ad from the Battle Creek (Michigan) Enquirer. Spencer’s sold used books and rented books at what seem to us now as incredibly cheap prices. Three cents a day to rent a book? But remember when this was. The nation had just come through the Great Depression, and families were still getting their … More Up-to-the-Minute Books Are Here!
I like Emilie Loring precisely because she wrote so many books that I enjoy, each satisfying something a little different at different times. In my twenties, I especially liked Rainbow at Dusk and Where Beauty Dwells. Since taking up writing myself, I’ve found new identification with Give Me One Summer and Beckoning Trails. from: For Her … More Different Times Call for Different Books