Books to the Sky

Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them Arnold Lobel, author of Frog and Toad I am surrounded by books all year 'round; books on the shelf, by the bed, tangled in the duvet, in the bath, on a tray, in the car, by a window in the rain and always, always, always books on a plane and in boat with a goat. In every season I am reading a stack of good Continue Reading

Books I Read in March

A book is like a key that fits into the tumbler of the soul. The two parts have to match in order for each to unlock. Then - click - a world opens. Brad Kessler As March comes to a close, I am looking back over the books I read this month. These are books I held in my hands, fingering the covers, flipping pages and making my marks. I love hearing what book my friends and colleagues have read and a bit of what they liked. That is what I have done for you. Life is too short to Continue Reading

Books I Read in February

I am trying something new in my obsession with reading books. It is made for weddings, but I am applying it to my reading list. Something old, something new, something borrowed something blue. It is so much more than cliche or superstition, but about being whole in my approach to reading. This all began with an interview Mike and I listened to with author John McPhee about words and dictionaries and finding the right word at the right time. McPhee tells his students, "Your destination is the dictionary.", something my Daddy was fond of saying when we were Continue Reading

My January Reading List

"I don't know how to go to bed without reading, and what I want to read at bedtime is story, good story about interesting people who do brave and honorable and sometimes impossible deeds, and this gives me the courage to be braver myself and to dare things I might otherwise hold back from." Madeleine L'Engle Honestly, I get discombobulated when I don't begin my day with Scripture or finish the day with a few pages in a good book. It cannot always happen, of course, what with sick babies and big moves, but that is the ideal Continue Reading

Books I Read in 2016 (top 5 + the whole list)

So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone. Roald Dahl, Matilda Reading can take you places you've never been, but also reconnect you with familiar places, and in a strange twist, weave the two together sort of like deja vu. In the best books there is connection, challenge and discovery. You come out the other side different somehow - stronger, wiser, braver or just Continue Reading