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?
I’ve become impatient as I’ve aged. Or maybe more discerning. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between the two. Ironically, as the kids have grown and I’ve found myself with more time for reading, I’ve become less patient with the books I read and less willing to just stick it out. Because really, if I can’t… Read More The Power in Putting Down 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?
Happy New Year! The most important question for the new year is….what should you read first? As promised, here is my complete list of 2018 reads. I love how Goodreads keeps track of the books that I read – since I barely remember if I’ve finished something or what it was called. I’m one of… Read More 100 + Books from 2018