Recommending and Lending Books

Before my Grief Counseling on Monday, I got to chatting with a classmate and friend.  She was singing the praises of Jodi Picoult’s 2014 Leaving Time.  I’ve read a few Picoult novels over the years and even met her at a local book signing a while back but haven’t really kept up with her.  Our professor […]

Am I Suffering from Author Malaise?

I’ve raved about one of my favorite authors, Bill Bryson, in no fewer than three posts here at BL&S.  Bryson writes humorous nonfiction and makes it look effortless.  He’s written about his travels, his childhood, and recently, some epic books about the world and things in it. Until recently, in my eyes, Bill could do […]

Deja Vu: Re-Reading My Favorite Books

I recently grabbed a my well-read copy of Bill Bryson’s A Walk In the Woods because I was in serious need of a laugh.  Bryson’s writing never fails to make me laugh; his turn of a phrase and sharp wit crack me up.  My husband glanced over to see what I was laughing about and […]