Summer Re-Reading With Deb Eleanor

I was recently on a panel at the South Carolina Book Festival where our topic was “Great Summer Reads.” At the outset, I mused that there is no corollary to the summer read. No one ever says, “Hey! This’ll make a great winter read!” I think this is all due to the way we set up our educational system. Because we grew up with summers off from school, those months…

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Books That Changed Deb Eleanor’s Life

Over on my personal blog, I’ve been working on a series of posts called “Books I Love.”  It’s a cataloguing of the books that survive all my bookshelf purges, that I return to again and again, that have impacted me in one way or another. 1. Evening Class, Maeve Binchy.  I already mentioned this when I wrote about my favorite fictional place, but it bears repeating.  This book was my…

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Deb Eleanor’s Favorite (Fictional) Place

This week’s topic has been troubling me.  Not because I don’t have favorite places or things that make a place wonderful to me, but because I already wrote on a similar topic on my personal blog, and I feel compelled to come up with something original. But in that entry, I wrote about my favorite real-life places, and one of the things that I love most about books is their…

Tuesday, October 19, 2010