Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Maeve Binchy

One of my all time favorite authors, Maeve Binchy, died this past Monday, July 30th. 


I wanted to post a tribute to her, but my buddy, Karen Wojcik Berner wrote such a beautiful piece about her, I'm directing readers to her blog: Bibliophilic Blather


If you haven't read any of her novels, you've truly missed some beautiful writing.



Just one of her books I've read



 "My heroines do not become beautiful elegant swans, they become confident ducks and get on with life." -- Maeve Binchy

18 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear that. I love her books.

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  2. I thought about all the wonderful stories she has told when I heard this news! What a great writer.

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  3. She was one of my favourite authors. I've read all of her books but one. I'll miss looking forward to new ones.

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  4. Oh my gosh, I did NOT know this. She was a favorite of mine. However, I have been trying to read Minding Frankie and not getting into it. I totally blame the reader! Thanks for sharing even if it is sad news....

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  5. Yes, she certainly knew how to hook a reader! More sad news...

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  6. Gosh, Becky. Two writers lost. I have never read this author's writing but would like to. Susan

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  7. Such sad news. I love her quote that you posted.
    Donna

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  8. I was so sad when I read of her death. She has brought such joy to millions of readers. I have all her books in hardback, and just love her storytelling and her characters. Maeve will be sadly missed.

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  9. Sorry to hear it. She was and is a favorite of mine.

    =)

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  10. You are such a generous blogger and human. And yes, her writing is sublime and she will be missed.

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  11. I loved her books too. The new ones were great, but the old ones are my favorite. I have many in my mom cave. It is so sad that she has gone.

    Kathy M.

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  12. i like you, i respect your ideas. Sandie to me about you. I'm joining!

    See some fun stuff on my blog tomorrow, k?

    :D

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  13. Hello Renae! Thanks so much for commenting and becoming my newest follower!

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  14. I can relate to the duck...I do work. hahhaha. love that Maxine.

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  15. Mary, how nice to meet you! I just skimmed through the first page of your blog and I think it's great! And thanks for becoming a follower!

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  16. I'm ashamed to say that I have never read anything by this author, but now I will add it to my summer to-do list. If you like her, she must be good.

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  17. Oh my gosh- I did not know this. I LOVE Maeve Binchy too. I've missed you - I saw you commented over at Donna's blog and I haven't been to anyone's blog all summer because we've been on the road mostly in Canada and wifi has been so bad. It's all I can do to get pictures up. Plus, I haven't really felt like talking! Hope you are well, and also sorry to hear about your friend who passed away.

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