Tag: Reading

Liver and onions, books, and a matter of taste

My mom loves liver and onions. I know this because she cooked them for us more than a few times when I was a kid, making our house smell like a dirty penny. I, obviously, do not love liver and onions. I know this…

#FBF: Favorite Books of the 1960s

If you’ve followed me around on Instagram or Goodreads you’ll already know how much of a book nerd I am. In fact, whenever somebody asks what my hobby is, I usually say, “reading”. So, when it came time to research for All Manner of…

How audiobooks are upping my writing game

I’ll admit it. I’m late to the game. For years, friends have been talking about audiobooks, recommending that I give them a try. But stubborn old me refused. I said that they weren’t for me. I shrugged them off. Then I got a new…

Finding friends in books.

I remember the first time I read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I was in eighth grade and going through a rough time. My best friend had just decided that she didn’t want to be my pal, let alone my best one. I…

Thoughts on Maggie Bright, The Shrew, and Prayer.

 I am happy to read any book by Tracy Groot. Yeah, she’s an award winning author. And yeah, she’s somebody I’m glad to call my friend (name drop!). But on top of that, she’s a darn good writer who writes well (without preaching) about…

Summer Reading — It’s Almost Here!

 This time next week will be the very first day of Summer Vacation! I’m just going to be completely honest here. I’m both excited and sad. My kids have had such a great year at school. They have wonderful teachers. We’ll miss the school…

Building Tension

Someone asked me once what my “reading guilty pleasure” was. I had to think about that. Did I feel guilty about any of the books I read? Well, not really. Do I ever feel guilty about spending my time reading? Nope. So, I reframed…

Overcoming a Book Phobia

March is reading month and I’m going to be issuing challenges. Wheee! Check out the last two: Read a Series and Read Something Different.  When I was a kid there was one book that haunted me. The cover looked nothing short of sinister. A…

Something Different

Like I mentioned on Monday, March is Reading month! Hip Hip Hooray! I’ll be writing often this month about reading because, well, I like to read. It’s a big part of my life. I’ll also be challenging you to be a little more adventurous…

Reading The Painted Table

A few months ago I went to Baker Book House (my favorite, favorite, favorite book store in the whole world) to find something new to read. Can I just tell you how good Baker has been to me? They have given me shelf space…

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