Category: Reading

Good Reads for Kids and Families for Black History Month

February is Black History Month and while I encourage readers to add diversity to their reading list all year long, this is a good month to start! This week I’d like to high light books by black authors that my kids and I have…

The Story of Paula and John and the Book That Was Sold

My buddy Bruce Matthews told me a few months ago that I should start reading Wendell Berry. So, I ordered a few of his books, used, from Amazon. My copy of Hannah Coulter arrived in pristine condition. Then I got the copy of Fidelity. I noticed…

Reading in the Chaos–5 Ways To Sneak In The Reading

Last night on Facebook I posted that I’d finished book #31 on the Jon Acuff Empty Shelf Challenge. Within moments, my high school friend Susan VanSyckle had posted on my wall. Fair question. Here’s my quick answer. I just do. Now, I’m not going…

Not My Flavor

I love coffee. You all know that, I’m sure. And I really like it with flavored creamers. I know. I know. They’re full of chemicals and fat and sugar. Still, I really enjoy them. The other day, my hubby went to the store for…

A Question From My Daughter

Friday I spoke at a writers conference in Grand Rapids called Jot. When my good friend Josh Mosey suggested I speak on characterization, I was excited. Then nervous. I had 15 minutes to unload one of my very favorite things about writing. Characters. I decided…

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