One of my favorite things about May reading was getting back out on the porch. I enjoyed lunch outside many days, accompanied by a book (and Lucy); and some days “lunch time” lasted into the afternoon. It was also fun … Continue reading Reading Better | May.
Quick story about that image up top – I snapped the photo after the one below where I had all the books out on the floor … and when I was editing it, I looked up and saw this the … Continue reading Summer Reading Plans.
How’s that for a fun theme to head into our* last weekend before summer officially kicks in! Thinking about … my summer reading. Catching up with my sister Wednesday evening, I went into a slight panic mode about ALL THE … Continue reading TGIF | Good Stuff.
One of my favorite things about reading in April is that I did … in new places and situations, and in places that weren’t new to me, but were finally (maybe?!) feeling comfortable for my new companion-in-the-chair. I took the … Continue reading Reading Better | April.
Hello friends and happy Friday! The photo at the top of this post is the pin oak in our front yard earlier this week. That tree was showing the earliest signs of leaves back on April 1 … and after … Continue reading TGIF | Late April.
March’s reading took me to some new places (literally – Phillip Pullman’s Dark Materials trilogy is a trip!), introduced a few new-to-me authors that I’ll be following (Caleb Azumah Nelson, Eva Ibbotson, Alice Munro), and confirmed my commitment to Maggie … Continue reading Reading Better | March.
The longlist for the 2023 Women’s Prize was announced on Tuesday afternoon (1pm ET) and I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time since then thinking about it. I’ve decided this prize season – including the Women’s, Booker International, and Booker … Continue reading TGIF | Women’s Prize 2023.
Looking back, February feels like a different kind of reading month. For sure I read fewer books than I have recently (like since early 2021!) I also read mostly on paper (only five of the 16 books were audio, and … Continue reading Reading Better | February.
Hello friends and hello last Friday of February … I know this isn’t the case for many of y’all, but it feels like this month has flown by and ushered in early signs of spring. Thinking about … Wendell Berry. … Continue reading TGIF | Late February.
One of the things I’ve learned – thanks to my daily photo habit! – is that the cherry trees bloom here in February. It is simply a joy to be outside and see all that pink … and the green … Continue reading TGIF | Early February.