“In preparation for landing, please check to see that your seatbelts are fastened, turn off all electronics, return your tray tables to their full, upright and locked positions, and store all carry-on luggage in the overhead bins or under the seat in front of you…” Our destination, Emilie Loring’s biography, is in sight. All I … More Ladies and Gentlemen, In Preparation for Happy Landings…
When I was in school, the yearbook put girls’ and boys’ pictures in separate sections, and I never thought about it. I went to a university that had no coed dorms and had the men’s and women’s dorms on opposite sides of the campus. I accepted that, too; I was used to being segregated by … More Why Wouldn’t a Woman Want to Vote?
What most interests you in a book? The characters and plot? Memorable quotes? The sense of stepping into another world? Our recent guest post by Peggy in Illinois (See it here ) excited interest in spreadsheets to keep track of details about Emilie Loring’s books. Below is a copy of Peggy’s spreadsheet with the titles, … More Each Lens Sees Her Differently: Emilie Loring’s Literary Biography
A year in the making, Peggy’s guest post takes us on a tour of all fifty of the Emilie Loring books. Strap in for the fun ride ahead! A Year’s Goal In June 2018, I was delighted to find Patti Bender’s website devoted to the works and life of author Emilie Loring after years of … More Guest Post: A Year With Emilie Loring
Last night, I was reading Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, and I had to stop. I’ve read the reviews, and I expect lifting spirits later in the story, but not yet. Eleanor’s loneliness, the cruelty of her past, and her confusion in the present could not take me to the sweet land of … More The Roving Spotlight of Literary Taste
Her books are not too naïve or idealistic for a grown woman. She was no inexperienced girl when she wrote them. … More Inspired by Emilie Loring
For people who know the story, a person’s collection expresses a part of their personality long after they are gone. … More The Personal Patina of Book Collections