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
Now home after nearly three months of travel to Colorado, Oregon, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, I ventured out in my neighborhood to buy groceries and turned around after a block. Too icy! I need to unpack, reassemble my study, and “Marie-Kondo” the rest, but while I’m doing that, I have a project for you. … More Ice-day Emilie Loring Contest
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
“Where do you get the inspiration for your books?” Emilie Loring was asked. “From everywhere!” she replied. In May, 1927, Charles Lindbergh’s first nonstop, solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean suggested “gay courage,” not only to Emilie Loring, but to all who needed it. The whole world waited in watchful suspense and then erupted in … More Gay Courage Comes When It’s Needed!