Book to Film: What Maisie Knew

I first became interested in reading Henry James because he was a great literary friend of Edith Wharton, my favorite novelist. (You can read briefly about their correspondence here or if JSTOR is more your thing, check out this article). When I first read What Maisie Knew, I was struck by how funny it was.… Continue reading Book to Film: What Maisie Knew

A Classic, Updated: A Review of the Innocents by Frances Segal

I discovered Edith Wharton my sophomore year of college when I took an English course called Major Women Writers. We met once a week on Wednesday evenings to dissect Virginia Wolf and Willa Cather and Zora Neale Hurston. It was one of my favorite classes of my entire career—and I went to college for a long… Continue reading A Classic, Updated: A Review of the Innocents by Frances Segal

Shelf Awareness: The Books on My Nightstand This Week

Last night I was working. Part of my job is posting on the library’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, so I get to spend time reading bookish things all over the Internet. Yeah, I know. Rough gig. Now I get paid for doing all the slacking off web browsing that would have been frowned upon at… Continue reading Shelf Awareness: The Books on My Nightstand This Week

Souvenirs from my Internet Travels April 29-May 5

Whenever people say that they are bored, I always translate that as “I am without Internet access and/or a book”. I’m never bored. Here’s a sampling of the articles and blog posts I found interesting, inspiring, or thoughtful this week. This is some of the best advice on how to use Twitter sucessfully and to… Continue reading Souvenirs from my Internet Travels April 29-May 5