Book(ish Odds and) Ends

If you’re not much for rom-coms or beach reads, or you need a different kind of book to break you out of a reading slump, here are some other fiction titles that I have really enjoyed and recommend frequently over the past few months.  I am indebted to my reader friend and book club convenerContinue reading “Book(ish Odds and) Ends”

Summer Reading Suggestions

In the first half of 2022, I’ve had surgery, received a cancer diagnosis, started a new job and taken a summer job. (It’s fine. I’m fine. Everything is fine.)  Rhythm. Balance. Juggle. Pick your metaphor– the only constant has been chaotic uncertainty, which has been a boon for my reading life (as reading is myContinue reading “Summer Reading Suggestions”

Reading Log (May)

The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin “Choice and opportunity were not the uncomplicated gifts most people thought they were.” Recommended by a friend from church, this fictionalized account of an historic event was horrifying and heartening. I had to keep reading to find out how it was going to resolve! Powerful characters and enlightening aboutContinue reading “Reading Log (May)”