The First

I have a library in a crook of a space that runs unexpectedly off the main room in my condo by the park. My library is red. I have huge shelves with books. My small marble hippos and wooden elephants sit sentry on these shelves, keeping an out eye for thieves or dust. Photographs of people I love in places we've been sit importantly on the middle shelf. My computer, on a long writing table with narrow, Regency legs is under the wide, picture window at the back. Across the far wall is a long, old couch with large flowers. It was banished from the other more masculine areas of the house by my husband, who prefers the soft, frayed comfort of the wide blue couch by the T.V. But I like it here: my books warm the room, the paint color encourages my mind, my dog sleeps on the carpet, chasing Heathcliff in his dreams, and my computer is open. Onward.


  1. Hey there!

    Since I have not read any of the books you have reviewed myself (except maybe Wuthering Heights, which I would have read in high school and remember almost none of, except that it's "gothic" - I think), I will have to comment on this first post, the general one. I HAVE seen your library, so I feel I can comment on this one.

    This is a great idea for a blog, and I really like your writing! I was just thinking about the fact that we talk all the time but I don't think I've ever read something you've written. Funny how the spoken voice and the written voice are of the same fabric but also quite distinct from one another.

    Anyway, happy reading and I will look forward to keeping up with your reviews!

  2. I love this blog! What a great idea. I especially appreciate the fact that you read and review a wide variety of books. This is a great way for readers to find the next book to read and then comment on it. I hope that it will become a "must read" site for book clubs with some really interesting discussions taking place here. I also appreciate the fact that you are a good writer in a world where good writing is on the decline. Keep up the good work.


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