What interesting times we live in! For those of you who are looking for book titles for kiddos in junior and senior high, I've compiled a list of books I've read and recommend and a few titles I haven't read but were recommended by various publishing houses and educational websites. Weblinks for more information concerning … Continue reading What to Read During Social Distancing
Our book club FINALLY met last week (thank you Pam for hostessing)! We are a month late because life was über complicated for several of us, as life is wont to be, but meet we did indeed! And it was a wonderful celebration of friendship and reading! So many book suggestions!! ALL of them calling … Continue reading More Book Club Selections for 2015!
Summer! Sand, surf, BBQs, fruity drinks with umbrellas, and books! Lots and lots of books. I see summer as a time of literary exploration where I can muck about with titles and tombs I wouldn't normally reading during the year because spare time is at a premium. Classics, gothic, mystery, crime, horror, historical. I keep … Continue reading Hurray for Summer Reading!
"How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book". ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden I’ve always relied on books for company. In fact I can remember the titles of specific books that have kept me company during some of the loneliest times in my life. Even when … Continue reading Convenient Company
“Then, when he was all shipshape, his father put his big arms around him, and held him close to him for a few moments. Like an actor on a stage. It was not a thing you would see in real life anyway, and there was a faraway look on his father’s face, like it was … Continue reading A True Hero Wears No Mask
I want to write about the moon. It’s been demanding attention the last two days fully exposing itself on my drive home and then sneaking through the tiny slit in my bedroom blinds to blind me in it’s brilliance. I have to admit I was a bit worried. Wednesday my ninth graders were in fine … Continue reading To Write About the Moon
I've gotten smarter. Whenever I come across a title of a book that looks like an absolutely delightful read I type it into Notes on my iPhone. I know, I know, a logical solution to keeping track of a literary wish list. But it did take me awhile to clue into the fact that this … Continue reading THE list.