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Book Recommendations for Black History Month

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….

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…

Listening to Abraham, Martin, and John

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…

#FBF: Fun Slang from the 1960s

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?…

Readerly Confession: Fear of the Overhyped Book

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…

What British bakers taught me about life

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…

Geek Girl Goals: or 6 ways to grow as a reader in 2019

Living a literary life take building some brainiac muscles, but I think I’m up for that challenge.

Want to join me?

10 ways to get into the Christmas Spirit

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…

Fiction Recommendations for the Book Loving Kids in Your Life!

Every year I get messages from friends, asking for some recommendations for fiction books to give kids at Christmas. I happen to think that books make the VERY BEST GIFTS!!! So I’m always happy to provide titles. This year I thought I’d compile a…

Now Go: Writing and Fear and Madeleine L’Engle

Life can be scary. We’ve been at war for over a decade, there are rumors and hints of new wars in our newsfeeds near daily, our kids go to schools where they have to practice hiding in the case of a shooter entering the…

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