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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
5:13 pm edt
First Spring Read
Finally…Spring has sprung! It’s the first really nice, sunny warm day since…well,
since last Fall, actually. Warm enough to take a long walk, soak in some rays…almost warm enough to don the ol’
shorts and sneaks and hit the tennis courts. Almost, not quite. But the sun this afternoon has melted away the last vestiges
of snow and has started to coax budding crocus from the ground. It is now streaming in through the window where I now sit
at my laptop…the warmth feels good on my face as, finally, after nearly a month a half away…I try to compose
a blog entry.
With spring finally here, there will be no more curling up by the fire with a good book for me.
Not for a long time. Most of my reading will be on the deck or by the pool. Come on, warm weather! Bring it on…I am
However, speaking of a good book by the fire…I did read an interesting, quirky novel during a particularly
wintry day in February that sparked and sparkled. What Burns Away, a debut novel by emerging author Melissa Falcon Field, which I had the good fortunate to read and review for www.authorexposure.com. It was just posted today, as a matter of fact…and as I re-read what I wrote, I was struck by how much I really enjoyed
it, even if it brought me out of my comfort zone – much like Gone Girl did, written in the same vein, tone,
After a hiatus of a few weeks to be reconstructed, the AE site is now up and reasonably running. Please
take a moment to visit and read my comments. I think you’ll be intrigued enough to add Field’s literary endeavor
to your Spring/Summer reading list. Even if you do enjoy it not by the warmth of a blazing fire, but on the sun-filled decks
of a pool.
J. McInerney, the host of this Literary Blog, is
an author, poet, and librettist. Her currently published works include a novel, a book of spiritual inspirations,
volumes of poetry, stories
for children (of all ages) and
a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:
Hose, Hook & Ladder: A Novel of Phoenixville during World War I
Columbia Hotel: A Novel
of Phoenixville during the Early 1900s
the Schuylkill Monster: A Novel of Phoenixville in
The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenxville during World War II
Rainbow in the Sky
of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A
Collection of More Spiritual Poems
We Three Kings
Beauty and the Beast
Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding
Originally from the New York metropolitan area, June currently lives near Valley Forge Park in Pennsylvania with her constant and loving companions, FrankieBernard and Sebastian Cat. She
is currently working on her sixth novel.