Last week I had the following conversation with one of my 10 year old boys. Him: Hey, Mom. I think I’m going to write about an author who wrote a Dust Bowl novel for my Oklahoma state report. Me: Oh, buddy! You’re going to… Continue Reading “I’m not as famous as Steinbeck”
Isn’t everyday a good day for some gushy, smooshy love songs? Sure it is! And the 1960s had a whole super ton of them. So, let’s have ourselves a little listening party here with a few of my favorites. I’m limiting myself to 5… Continue Reading “#FBF: 5 Love Songs of the 1960s”
It can sometimes be a temptation to gravitate toward books authored by writers who look like us or who we perceive to have had a similar life experience. It’s easy, comfortable, safe. But when we do that we stunt ourselves emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.… Continue Reading “Book Recommendations 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… Continue Reading “Good Reads for Kids and Families for Black History Month”
When I was a kid in the 80s we had a giant station wagon, the kind with the seat in the way back that faced rearward. Despite my propensity for car sickness, that rear facing seat was my very favorite. I’d sit back there… Continue Reading “Listening to Abraham, Martin, and John”
The 1960s introduced some fun slang into the vernacular. Often, these words were already in use, but were given a new definition. While some of them endure today, others fell out of use. Some of them need to make a comeback, my friends! Why?… Continue Reading “#FBF: Fun Slang from the 1960s”
Every so often, I find myself having the following conversation with another bookish human. Bookish human: Hey! You read. Have you read such-and-such-book? Me: Not yet. Bookish human: Dude. Seriously? Me: Yeah. Bookish human: It’s so good! You’d LOVE it! Me: I’m sure! I’ll… Continue Reading “Readerly Confession: Fear of the Overhyped Book”
Over the past few months I’ve become enamored of the British Baking Show. There’s just something relaxing about watching them kneading and mixing and activating gluten. Whenever the pressure starts to build, the camera always cuts to someone enjoying a cuppa, the upper lip… Continue Reading “What British bakers taught me about life”
Living a literary life take building some brainiac muscles, but I think I’m up for that challenge.
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I super duper love (almost) everything about Christmas! Decorating the tree, baking cookies, singing carols…I love (nearly) all of it! What’s that you say? What’s the “almost” and “nearly” all about? Well. Sigh. There might be a few things about the holiday season that… Continue Reading “10 ways to get into the Christmas Spirit”