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
People like to use the end of the year to reflect on all sorts of things. They reflect about their weight loss (or gain); they reflect about the fun they had during the year or the money they made (or lost), etc. I like to reflect on….books! Of course! And Goodreads makes it really easy… Read More 18 Of My Favorites Books From 2018
As many of you know, I love to read. I’m always interested in book suggestions and love hearing what everyone is reading. A number of years ago, I discovered Cathy Lamb’s quirky and playful writing style and found her to be very accessible on Facebook. I felt like I’d made it the first time that… Read More Was the Marriage Really a Lie?
The last two months have certainly had a lot of excitement for my family, but I still made plenty of time for reading! So, let’s jump right in with my recommendations. I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions as well. Books I Loved I read some outrageously incredible books this time. The first… Read More Romi’s Reading Round-Up: November and December 2017
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