Tag Archives: Richard Bach

Stuff I’ve Been Reading

Been a while since I’ve done one of these. — The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick I had never read her before. I was familiar with her as “Robert Lowell’s wife” – she shows up repeatedly in his correspondence with … Continue reading

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The Books: Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love, edited by Anne Fadiman; “Love with a Capital L, The Vagabond and The Shackle, by Colette”, by Vivian Gornick

Next up on the essays shelf: Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love, edited by Anne Fadiman During Anne Fadiman’s reign as editor of The American Scholar (I had a subscription). During her reign, she instituted a regular feature called … Continue reading

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Book Questionnaire Full of Shame, Loathing and Lying

I can’t remember where I initially found this questionnaire, but in re-doing my Categories I found the questions saved in Drafts. I had obviously seen them somewhere, and wanted to answer them eventually. Thought I’d bring it out now. Haven’t … Continue reading

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The Books: “Running from Safety” (Richard Bach)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Running from Safety: An Adventure of the Spirit – by Richard Bach. Hmmm. Man speaks with inner child for length of book. Hmmm. I imagine if you said to me, “Sheila, you’ve gotta read this … Continue reading

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The Books: “One” (Richard Bach)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: One – by Richard Bach. The second in Bach’s “soulmate” books. Again, he and Leslie are the stars. In this one, he and Leslie fly in their little plane – far above what looks like … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Bridge Across Forever” (Richard Bach)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story – by Richard Bach. If you read a couple of the Amazon reviews on the re- release of this long-time NY Times bestseller – the ultimate “soulmate” … Continue reading

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The Books: “Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah” (Richard Bach)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah – by Richard Bach. This was the first of his books I read. I was in high school – I think I was a junior. I loved it. … Continue reading

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The Books: “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” (Richard Bach)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Jonathan Livingston Seagull – by Richard Bach. Oh boy. We’re moving into Richard Bach land. I have a complicated long-term relationship with Richard Bach. And for those of you who are new to me – … Continue reading

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Soulmates: The Timeline

I’ve got soulmates on the brain. Soulmate essay 1 – the overview Soulmate essay 2 – Intro to Richard Bach So now I’m gonna talk, briefly, about how I got sucked into Richard Bach’s world (before I escaped, thank goodness.) … Continue reading

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Soulmates: Intro to Richard Bach

Here’s my first essay on this topic. Now? I’ll take on how I got suckered into the whole thing in my early 20s, and escaped from its clutches within an inch of my life. Had to go through the phase, … Continue reading

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