Elizabeth: More Gifts for Writers

10393951_868673773164678_4771891598503378537_nMichille passed along some great gift ideas for Writers and Readers in her post a few weeks ago, and I thought I’d add a few more items to the list for those who are still searching for that certain something for the writer in their life.


Reading is right up there with Writing as an important part of a writer’s life.  It is a great way to broaden horizons, learn new things, mentally refresh, and have some fun.  What better way to get your writer reading than with a gift-certificate for a local bookstore, an eReader, or some actual books.

Need some help selecting the right book?  Micheline recently recommended Nancy Mitford’s 1945 novel, The Pursuit of Love and Lois McMaster Bujold’s Penric’s Mission.  You can find many other suggestions in our “What have you been reading” posts here, here, here, or here.  The internet is also full of suggestions, like The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2016.

Looking for something a little more “educational” for your writer?  Continue reading

Michaeline: The Pursuit of Love (Book Review)

Narcissus in love with his own reflection

Maybe the true tragedy is that in our lovers, we look for the reflection of ourselves. Linda’s lovers didn’t really see her; and she didn’t really see her lovers for what they were. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

I just finished Nancy Mitford’s 1945 novel, The Pursuit of Love. Mitford writes in that light, British upper-class, devil-may-care manner that I adore in P.G. Wodehouse and Dorothy Sayers, and her words don’t disappoint. It’s not the kind of novel you can think about too deeply, though, or everything will turn sour and sordid.

The Pursuit of Love sounds like a romance, and it is involved with romantic love. The heroine, Linda, follows her passions to catch a wealthy banker, Continue reading