If you want something special, a bit humorous and romantic to read for Valentine’s Day, here are a couple of e-book suggestions: Mr. Darcy’s Valentine by Heather Moll and As Only Mr. Darcy Can by Laura Hile.
My year 2022 in books
This seems as good a day as any to finish up my year-end transition for reading books, since I just finished the last Christmas story I’d set aside to read in 2022, day-before-yesterday, nearly two weeks into 2023. Sometimes, in rebellious moments, I wonder why we insist on these demarcations between time periods, especially ending the year in the middle of a season. It feels so arbitrary to me, especially this year, for some reason. Maybe it’s that the same weather patterns are continuing, and I have some ongoing projects that are the same projects now as they were in December.
Revisiting Two Favorite Jane Austen Variations
Review of two favorite Jane Austen variations that I recently reread: Twelve Days of Christmas, by Jennifer Lang; and As Only Mr. Darcy Can, by Laura Hile. These two selections are available as ebooks from Amazon.com.
The Last Place She Expects to See Mr. Darcy
The Last House in Lambton, by Grace Gibson, is a variation on Pride and Prejudice. When Elizabeth volunteers to help out her great aunt by marriage, who is in need of companionship, in Lambton, Derbyshire, she has no idea that Pemberley is only five miles away.
The Flame Ignites
I just finished reading The Flame Ignites, by Donna Fletcher Crow. I enjoyed this novel a lot, and it’s a departure from the typical novel, in that it combines some fact with fiction in an unusual way.
The Classic Tradition of Haiku
The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An Anthology, by Faubion Bower. The collection in this anthology of classic haiku is gathered from the works of traditionally recognized haiku masters from Japanese history.
Grammar for a Full Life
If you love the English language, if you do a lot of writing, or if you want to communicate on a deeper level in everything you write, then this book might interest you. Even if you don’t write that much yourself, but enjoy reading thoughtful writing in the form of essays, I recommend this.
Three Simple Lines — a book about haiku and much more
Three Simple Lines: A Writer’s Pilgrimage into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku, by Natalie Goldberg, is a fascinating book for me, for a few different reasons. The subject of haiku is…
Darcy By Any Other Name
How would you explain this if it happened to you? Darcy By Any Other Name, a Pride and Prejudice variation by Laura Hile, begins at the Netherfield ball. Proud Mr. Darcy is…
The Author Blog: Easy Blogging for Busy Authors
This book is intended for writers who want to start author blogs. There’s a lot of good advice here, and some of it is good for general blogging, much more of it specific to author blogs.