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
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