E.J. Lawrence

E.J. Lawrence

"Sleep and wander to the world of dreams."

The Bookshelf

I've found that you can tell so much about a person by what they have on their bookshelf. Thus, I bring you "The Bookshelf"--a bi-weekly blog featuring a book that I own. I'll tell you what made me pick it up, what I thought when I read it, and how it's helped shape me as a person. Please let me know in the comments if it's a book you've read, or wanted to read--or even if you have a similar book you'd suggest I try! I'm always up for new reading adventures.

There's no telling what you'll find here. So, grab yourself a cup of hot tea and be prepared for some great reading suggestions!

New posts will arrive on the 1st and 15th of every month.

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Don't Judge a Book by its Weight: Les Miserables

Posted on April 15, 2017 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Title: Les Miserables


Author: Victor Hugo


Favorite Line: “‘Forget not, never forget that you have promised me to use this silver to become an honest man.’


Jean Valjean, who had no recollection of this promise, stood confounded. The bishop had laid so much stress upon these words as he uttered them. He continued solemnly: ‘Jean Valjean, my brother: ...

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Twists and Turns: The Thief

Posted on March 30, 2017 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Book: The Thief



Author: Megan Whalen Turner



Favorite Line: “When Pol told [Sophos] to hold the hand back up, he did, but he jerked it backward and Pol's second blow barely touched him. It was a simple lesson that my father had taught me years ago. If you think you are going to be hit, at least try to move out of the way. My father taught it to me with the flat side of...

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Portal to New Worlds: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Book: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe


Author: C.S. Lewis


Favorite Line: “What’s that? Yes, of course you’ll get back to Narnia again someday. Once a King in Narnia, always a King in Narnia.”


Honorable Mention: “Bless me, what do they teach them at these schools?”


This seems like the perfect ...

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My Bookshelf

Posted on March 12, 2017 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)


This is my bookshelf. Obviously, it isn't all of the books I own. Some are behind the closed doors at the bottom, some are laying around my apartment, and a few are in my classroom at school. Sadly, there are a precious few lost to the ether (ironically, my copy of Paradise Lost was, um, lost during my last move...). However, I will start this blog with the books you see here. Series will often be treated as ...

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