A Year in Books/Day 223: Swanson on Swanson

Title: Swanson on Swanson Author: Gloria Swanson Year Published: 1980/This Edition: 1981 (Random House/Pocket Books) Year Purchased: Mid-1990s Source: Antique Barn, Ohio State Fair About: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”-George Bernard Shaw. Every Hollywood memoir … Continue reading

A Year in Books/Day 205: Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School

Title: Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School Author: “Mabel C. Hawley” Year Published: 1920 (The Saalfield Publishing Company) Year Purchased: Circa 1920 Source: My Grandma About: When this book was published nearly a century ago, it wouldn’t have been … Continue reading

A Year in Books/Day 144: Anthony Trollope

Title: Anthony Trollope Author: James Pope-Hennessy Year Published: 1971/This Edition: 2001 (Phoenix Press) Year Purchased: 2003/2004 Source: Unknown About: The creator of fictional Barsetshire, and its memorable inhabitants, receives an excellent biographical treatment by Pope-Hennessy. To read a Trollope novel-especially … Continue reading