*** NOVEL: Beezus and Ramona AUTHOR: Beverly Cleary YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1955 REVIEW: *** My younger daughter is a big fan of the Junie B. Jones series of books. I don’t mind them, particularly, but they’re not my favorite, so I thought I’d introduce her to some older books about a difficult girl. As we … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves: Beezus and Ramona
This isn’t quite a picture book. It isn’t quite a chapter book for children. And it’s not quite a graphic novel, either.
A friend of mine said that The House in the Cerulean Sea was a hug in book form. And that is pretty much an accurate description of this sweet and comforting novel.
*** BOOK: The Art of Eating AUTHOR: M.F.K. Fisher YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1954 REVIEW: *** I recently read M.F.K Fisher’s As They Were, a collection of essays written between 1935 and 1982, which at least purports to be an informal autobiography. It’s not: it’s a collection of disparate pieces, some excellent, some less so, and … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves: The Art of Eating
Lives in Writing is a rather good compendium of essays about authors and their work, written by David Lodge, a fine writer himself, with illuminating insight on biographies, autobiographies, biographical fiction, memoirs, correspondence, and diaries.