Reading: Holidays 2021

Sorry to post so late, but you understand, life got busy and the living of life felt more important than posting about the reading of books. But here I am with a quick reading update, and you can expect another reading post in just a few weeks. Book titles link to Amazon for more info … Continue reading Reading: Holidays 2021

Reading is Self-Care: Guest Post by Katie Pozzuoli

On Sunday mornings, my husband gets up with the kids. He makes breakfast and prods them along as they get ready for church. Me? I stay in bed and read. For me, reading is the ultimate act of self-care, and it’s not an exaggeration to say that Sunday mornings are my favorite little pocket of … Continue reading Reading is Self-Care: Guest Post by Katie Pozzuoli

Reading: Aug-Oct 2021

What are you reading? has to be one of my favorite questions both to ask and answer. I love books and I love talking about books. Of the eleven books I've read since my kiddo resumed in-person school in mid-August, nine were written or co-written by women, three are non-fiction, two are YA, two qualify … Continue reading Reading: Aug-Oct 2021

Summer Reading 2021

School starts for my son tomorrow - senior year already? - which means summer is over for us even though technically summer lasts another six weeks. Also, it's #NationalBookLoversDay, so it seems like a good time to share all the books I've read this summer. Since I've read a stack, I'll list them in star … Continue reading Summer Reading 2021

Reading: May 2021

Ooh, have I read some good books this month! And school's out here so now we're on to summer, which means it's time to stock up on summer reading. How do you pick what you'll read next? I maintain my Goodreads "to read" queue as well as a holds list from our library. I usually … Continue reading Reading: May 2021

Reading: April 2021

Last month I told you I would share some delicious books that I began reading but couldn't finish in March. They wouldn't be devoured. They insisted on being savored, slowly, bite by delicious bite. You might want to wait until next Lent to read Where the Eye Alights by Marilyn McEntyre, though you sure don't … Continue reading Reading: April 2021

Permission to Stay Cozy

This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: PERMISSION Friday was National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day. Seems to me we’ve been living National Wear Your Pajamas to Work YEAR! When California declared stay-at-home orders in March 2020 due to the global pandemic, I lost my job. I stopped sleeping, which meant I had … Continue reading Permission to Stay Cozy

Reading: March 2021

Two novels and two memoirs. That's all I have to share this month, but that is not all I read. I began reading some delicious books in March that would not be devoured, that insisted on slow savoring. I'm looking forward to sharing them with you in the April edition of this reading series. What … Continue reading Reading: March 2021

Reading: February 2021

Do you always finish reading the books you start? I read three chapters of Kristin Hannah's Firefly Lane - almost word-for-word the one episode of the Netflix series I watched - and returned it to the library. Maybe if I hadn't seen the show I'd have stuck with the book, but I didn't want to … Continue reading Reading: February 2021

Lent 2021 Bookstack

As much as I love books, I don’t often post cover pictures. Partly because I’ve been reading on my Kindle, and it's difficult to take a picture of a digital bookstack. And partly because I don’t post until I’m done reading and know what I want to say about the book(s). However, I have no … Continue reading Lent 2021 Bookstack