posts by Jayne S:
Got a book you want to talk about? Frustrated with a book or series? In love with a new one? Found a buried treasure? An issue that keeps popping up in the books you are reading? Just want to chat about stuff in general? Post away.
Dear Mr. Oakley, “The Church Mouse” was recommended to me by Cate, one our readers here at Dear Author, a few years ago. I took note of the title, wrote down your name and had always meant to seek out the book. With the best intentions it took me a ... more >
Sunita had already found this book and started reading it before it popped up on my radar after it was posted to our Author Open Thread for June. We had also just had an “If You Like” post hosted by one of our readers, Kim T, about South Asian romances. ... more >
The Wedding Banquet (1993) Genre: Romantic/GLBT/Comedy Grade: B This is one of Ang Lee’s earlier movies and he uses it to show a cross cultural match up of Taiwanese and American, GLBT and straight. It’s got humor, love of many kinds, a bit of pathos and a lot of understanding ... more >
Dear Ms. Krall, When you offered us a chance to read this book, you included a lovely excerpt scene that whetted my appetite to try it. It was cute but not cloying, funny, tender and – for lack of a better word – real. I could see this happening and ... more >
Ever dream of being transformed into a bombshell? Grace Cavanaugh thinks she’s in for an easy, lazy summer when she takes a job as companion to her great aunt Sophia in Pebble Beach. She’ll dab spittle from her aunt’s chin, watch ‘Animal Planet’, and work on her dissertation for her ... more >