• I'm still on a Sabbatical but hope to be posting regularly again soon.

    Please note that I use the pen name jjbellinski but my real name is Bert Bell.  I plan to publish under my real name but, for now, I'll use jjbellinski.

General details

  • jjbellinski

  • Brooklyn, NYC

  • NYU

  • English

In short

  • I've been writing for awhile now.  I’ve written and published some short stories and poems.  I'm working on a novel which I hope to finish soon but I keep neglecting it because I'm developing a serious love affair with poetry.  I had my novel here on WEbook for awhile and took it down to finish it.  Research and time constraints have been slowing me down.

    I hope to be here on a more regular basis now I'm returning to WEbook from my Sabbatical.


My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Literary, Mystery, Religious/Inspirational, Short Story, Sports & Adventure

    Non-Fiction: Art, Architechture & Photography, Religion, Science, Sports & Adventure

    Poetry: General

  • Pnin (Nabokov)
    Last Night (James Salter)
    A Sport and a Pastime (James Salter)
    The Sun Also Rises (Hemingway)
    Madame Bovary (Flaubert)
    The Professional (W C Heinz)
    The Good Priest’s Son (Reynolds Price)
    The Sweet Science (Liebling)
    Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut
    The list goes on...
  • The Purpose Driven Life
    Collected Stories by Saul Bellow
  • In solitude
  • What ever comes to mind next, I guess. But, to be honest, I tend to be obsessive and since finding this site I've been neglecting my own novel.  So I must find the discipline to work harder on it.

    And, finally, I'm astonished by the kindess and compassion I see on WeBook among you lovely people.
  • Fiction: Literary

  • My unattainable self.
  • Saul Bellow, Tom Wolfe, Hemingway, James Salter, Eudora Welty, Charles Bukowski, A J Liebling, Joseph Conrad, Vladimir Nabokov, W C Heinz, Reynolds Price, Kurt Vonnegut, John Donne, Sylvia Plath, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe, T. S. Eliot,
    Percy Bysshe Shelley, etc.