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On My List: A Heroic New Year ~ A Guest Post by Erin Blakemore

It is my great privilege to have Erin Blakemore visiting here on New Year’s Day to discuss heroic New Year’s Resolutions: On My List: A Heroic New Year One of the benefits of having written a book about literary heroines and kick-ass authors? No excuses. One of the drawbacks of having written a book about literary […]

Great Gone with the Wind Readalong Parts II and III

I am continuing to enjoy Erin Blakemore’s readalong. It’s been so long since I’ve read this book that I’m finding all of these delightful details that I’d forgotten or have mixed together because of the movie. Part II contained the scene at the Atlanta Bazaar where Rhett gets Scarlett, a young widow in mourning – […]

Convergence ~ When Books, Music, and Life Come Together

I suppose as humans beings mature reach major milestones, they may become more inclined to reflect on their lives. As 40 approaches, that’s certainly become more and more true for me. I don’t want to dread the inevitable. I know it’s simply a waste of energy. It cheats one from enjoying the present. The present, […]

Heroine Love ~ My Letter to Lisbeth Salander

When Erin Blakemore, the author of The Heroine’s Bookshelf, contacted me about participating in her Heroine Love event surrounding Valentine’s Day, I was so honored. It took me awhile to figure out which heroine I would write about, but in the end it seemed obvious – Lisbeth Salander. No other character, let alone heroine, has […]

Gearing Up for Some Heroine Love

What better way to celebrate February than with a bit of Heroine Love? Celebrate your love of literature’s greatest heroines along with Erin Blakemore, author of The Heroine’s Bookshelf, and 12 incredible bloggers’ love letters to the women who changed their reading lives. You just might win a heroic selection of books and trinkets on […]

#303 ~ The Heroine’s Bookshelf

The Heroine’s Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder by Erin Blakemore Published by: HarperCollins Published on: October 2010 Page Count: 200 Genre: Non-Fiction My Reading Format: ARC sent to me by the publisher Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook (Kindle only, not currently available for Nook) My Review Erin Blakemore had a wonderful […]

I’m Thankful for THIS Book (ThankfulReading Mini-Challenge #1)

I’m not getting a whole lot of reading done yet today because of an important project needing attention at work today.  While I’m waiting on responses, there’s no reason why I can’t participate in the first Thankful Reading Mini-Challenge, right?  Thanks to Jenn from Jenn’s Bookshelves for hosting it! Okay, there are actually many, many […]