Melody’s review of Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan What a lucky find! Someday, when I have more reading time, I will check and hope that my library has an available copy.

message 2: by Melody (new)

Melody Or when I finish it, I can send it on to you!

message 3: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan Melody wrote: "Or when I finish it, I can send it on to you!"

Melody, You don't keep your books?

message 4: by Melody (new)

Melody I can't keep them all. I keep the ones that, if I wake up at 3 a.m. needing to re-read a passage, I can't wait for the library to open to do so. I also keep the out-of-print stuff that I love beyond all reason. And poetry- poetry can't wait for the library to open.

My permanent collection is very well-loved. My TBR pile is more eclectic. It's a system I've arrived at after much trial and error.

message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan Well, see how you feel after you've read the book. Thanks for offering. If you decide not to keep it, I'd love it.

message 6: by Susann (new)

Susann I originally checked this out from the library, but loved it so much that I ended up buying my own copy. Of course, now I've raised your expectations to unrealistic heights....

message 7: by Melody (new)

Melody Arrrgh. Too many books! Not enough time!

message 8: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan Melody, Maybe you will want to keep it! Well, let me know. Definitely too many books, too little time!

message 9: by Melody (new)

Melody Nope, it's all yours, Lisa. It's pretty much Not My Thing, though I'm fairly certain I'll read the whole of it.

message 10: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan Thank you, Melody! I'll pay the postage. Media mail is fine. It's not as though I'd have time to read it immediately anyway.

message 11: by Susann (new)

Susann Interesting! As you know from my gushfest review, I feel that Ursula's letters stand on their own and give me the full perspective and context of the changing times, the other writers, and Ursula herself. (I particularly like when she deals with defensive and/or insecure writers.)
If you happen to come across the collected letters of EB White, though, you can read his letters to Ursula.

message 12: by Susann (new)

Susann Yep!

message 13: by Wendy (new)

Wendy "If you happen to come across the collected letters of EB White, though, you can read his letters to Ursula."

Took me a second or two to puzzle this one out. I had an image of Melody reading EB White's letters aloud, scoldingly, to a framed photo of Ursula Nordstrom.

message 14: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan Well, Abigail, if Melody sends me this, I can send it on to you. Or, if you want to read it quickly, we should probably do it the other way around.

Wendy, Ah, E.B. White's letters are magnificent, but I don't remember them well and didn't remember that he wrote to her.

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