A wonderful little book for people who love books is,
“84 Charing Cross Road” by Helene Hanff. It contains the letters she, a writer in Manhattan, exchanged with an antiquarian bookseller in London. Sounds dull you think? You’ll have tears in your eyes at the end of the hour it takes you to read it. I promise.
Stephanie, I too am a book lover. I like biographies, auto-biog. Nothing I like better after a good days work, to retire in a comfortable with a book and read till my hearts content. I gave a lot of time reading the about the war in the Pacific. WWII. Many times I will go to the Library and order books that I read more than sixty years ago. You have a good web-site. I don’t have to go any further to find anyone who loves to read books. I own so many books that I had to build shelfs in my basement to hold them all.
My name is Gigi, and I really enjoy Reviews by Lola Great books! I’m writing today to let you know that I am working with debut novelist Maria Semple to help get the word out about the sparkling new paperback edition of THIS ONE IS MINE, praised for the way it “beautifully renders the twists and turns an overburdened heart can take,” by The Los Angeles Times.
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Stephanie— I’ve been really enjoying browsing around your site since linking to you via RIP V. But I’ve gotta know…and maybe I just missed seeing my answer on here somewhere — where did your blog name came from? Lola??
PS I also work in a law firm. I think we may be the same person, different bodies. Just sayin:)
I’m glad you found my site! I will definitely have to check out yours. The explanation of my blog name is something I have been meaning to add to my”about me” section for quite awhile. It is the name of one of my dogs. I got her when I graduated from high school eight years ago and she is the first pet I got on my own, so she has always been super special to me.
Phew, your blog as a whole has me incredibly intimidated. I just started a book review blog a few months ago, but as I can see on yours, you’ve been at it for years.
I’m really interested to see what you thought of some of the books I’ve read, or if you’ve read any that are on my TBR list.