I have a really hard time concentrating when there are major stressors in my life. And COVID-19 is right up there. Go figure. So, I’ve found myself chucking book after book aside. I don’t think they are bad books, but rather that I’m currently a bad reader. What I have been enjoying, however, is light,… Read More Reading in the Time of COVID-19
I’ve never read anything from Emuna Alon until this week. I’ve actually read very little by Israeli writers. But I was lucky enough to have a neighbor with a copy of Emuna Alon’s latest book House on Endless Waters. Knowing I’m a big reader, he asked if I wanted to borrow it, and reassured me… Read More Pouring the Colors Generously
Last week on my blog, I listed all of my reads for 2019. My dad looked over the list and said, “But what were your top 5 favorite?” Oh dad, don’t you know that I have absolutely no memory, and that as soon as I finish a book, it’s gone? But, alas, always up to… Read More My 5 Best Reads of 2019
As 2019 ends, and we head into 2020, I want to wish everyone a healthy, happy and meaningful year ahead. As I find reading incredibly meaningful, I always love to share my end-of-the-year list of books. According to Goodreads, I read 117 books this year, many of which I loved. I hope you will enjoy… Read More My Reading Review for 2019
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is such a beautiful look at a little-known piece of history. Perhaps you know about this, but I had never heard about the Kentucky Fugates or The Pack Horse Library Project. And they are both important pieces of American history. The Fugates were blue-skinned people who had an extremely… Read More A Blue Woman Delivering Books?
Do you have an author whose books make you feel like you’re reconnecting with an old friend? I hope you do. This is how I feel every time that I open a Catherine Ryan Hyde book. Many books are hard work to read. It takes time to get into them, to understand the plot and… Read More Back With My Old Friends
I haven’t had a chance to write about recent book loves. Of course, anyone who wants my constant play-by-play can join me on Goodreads. There are a few particularly compelling books, however, that I wanted to discuss at more length. I’d love to hear your thoughts and to know what you’re reading as well. Not… Read More 4 Recent Reads to Recommend
I just finished reading Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant’s book called Option B. I found it so moving (on my Kindle) that I immediately went and bought a paper edition that I hope to lend to a few friends who are struggling. Now, I understand that there are those who did not enjoy this book.… Read More What If You Can’t Have Option A?
While some people read a lot while they are on vacation, I do not. I know this seems counter-intuitive, but by the time I finish a day of chasing the kids around Vermont or Yosemite, I’ve cobbled together food in our hotel room or apartment and I’ve gotten everyone to bathe, all that I want… Read More Romi’s Reading Round-Up for August 2017
Since I wrote my last reading round-up in January, I have read some amazing books – and some really bad ones. As you get ready for Spring Break, Easter, or Passover, I figured it would be great to have a new book to enjoy! Here is the rundown of my latest finds. Books I Loved… Read More Romi’s Reading Round-Up for February and March 2017