What I am reading…

I made the mistake of watching Angels and Demons before reading the book, and it ruined the story for me. It was weird, because I did the same thing for The DaVinci Code but didn’t experience the same disappointment. Hmmm… I’m about half way through Inferno and I have to admit that it’s nice to be back in … More What I am reading…

What I am reading…

Ian Graham is no Michael Farquhar or Eleanor Herman, but I am glad I didn’t give up after chapter one. Graham’s style is a bit chronologically impaired and I wish he would in-text site (and use more primary texts), but even so I am learning about women I had previously only recognized by name or era. … More What I am reading…

Bird by Bird

This is a fabulous book. I cannot truly rave about Anne Lamott as I’ve only read two of her books and follow her on Facebook. What I can say is that if the rest of her work is as brutally honest, fantastically funny, and heart-wrenchingly real, then I don’t know why everyone’s not reading her, … More Bird by Bird

Fool of a Took

That feeling when you find Tolkien books you’ve never heard of… but hesitate too long and talk yourself out of it. Local friends, I apologize for not revealing the location of this store. I want to be as wise as a Frodo, but am as poor as Sam and must wait until next pay day before … More Fool of a Took

What I’m Reading…

Lila is the third book in the Gilead trilogy. I’m not that far into it just yet, but I love Marilynne Robinson’s style. I read the first book, Gilead, as a part of my friend’s book club when I visited her in Iowa (admittedly, not Kansas, but so incredibly close!). I fell in love with John … More What I’m Reading…

Ella Autie: A Book About Autism Written by an Autistic Person

Back in 2013, when my friend and mentor mentioned that her young daughter had published her first book, I was very pleased for her, even though I never read it. I’d known her daughter, Catlaina, since before she was born (I remember feeling her kick through Denise’s belly). Watching her and her sister grow up … More Ella Autie: A Book About Autism Written by an Autistic Person

What I’m Reading…

I picked this  one up randomly and it is amazing! I’m loving every minute of Albert Jack’s romp through history: it appears that most nursery rhymes are based on historic events surrounding Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and the Bonny Prince Charlie. Yes, some of the nursery rhymes are obscure, but the history really isn’t. Great … More What I’m Reading…