Shepherd & the Professor Most people take comfort knowing their family and friends will remember them after they die. For Susan Shepherd, “remembering” is bullshit. She wants an eternal shrine to her sacrifice: a book that never goes out of print. Shepherd served her country in the Gulf War, got shot while serving her community as a cop, raised an ungrateful daughter by herself—and for what? A diagnosis of terminal cancer and she isn’t even fifty. If you were in her shoes, you might agree that nothing short of national perpetual acknowledgement will do. She’s glad you feel that way; she just wrote a memoir and sent a flurry of query letters, hoping a publisher will memorialize her with a best-seller. After hitting Send, she waits not-at-all patiently for an editor to decide if her story will sell enough copies—that is, if her life really mattered.
May has been a pretty great month so far. The past couple weekends, I’ve gone into Chicago and got to see some pretty great things.
I am a huge Jane Austen fan. Two whole shelves of a bookcase are dedicated to Jane Austen books and variations. So I thought I would share some of my favorite Jane Austen variations every Thursday.
Merry Christmas Eve! And happy holidays! Today’s recommendation (Austen inspired) is one of my favorite Pride & Prejudice variations.
I read so many great books in 2015, it’s hard to choose what were favorites. But here’s a list of some that I loved, and would recommend to everyone. Happy New Year!
I can’t believe it’s November already! Where did October go?!? Things have been a bit hectic at work, so I haven’t been able to blog as much as I would like lately, though I have got a ton of reading done, so yay!
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