Monthly Archive: January, 2014

The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls

Jeanette Walls has written three books – One memoir and two fiction titles.  Today, I finished her third book, The Silver Star.  It’s not my favorite book of hers – I’m in the… Continue reading

The Invention of Wings

“Do what you have to do, censure us, withdraw your support, we’ll press on anyway.  Now, sirs, kindly take your feet off our necks.” – Sarah Grimke p.334  The Invention of Wings by… Continue reading

The Things They Carried

Somewhere I heard about The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien.  I decided to check it out assuming it was a nonfiction book describing various personal items soldiers carried into war.  You know…pictures,… Continue reading

I Did Meet Sue Monk Kidd

Sometimes life throws something unexpected in your day. My board meeting was cancelled so I was able to attend Sue Monk Kidd’s event. I was the last in the signing line. Sue clarified… Continue reading

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Between 5 preschool storytimes a week and working the desk in the Children’s Department at the library, I don’t spend a lot of time at the desk where most books are checked out. … Continue reading

Sue Monk Kidd

Unbeknownst to Sue Monk Kidd, we’ve had a 30 plus year relationship.  It first started when I read the Daily Guideposts my brother and I gave our grandmothers every Christmas.  I was drawn… Continue reading

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen

This year I’m branching out in my reading choices.  I’ve read a children’s chapter book by Carl Hiaasen, but not his books for grown ups.  They’re not for the faint of heart.  Profanity,… Continue reading

2014 Reading Goals

Read 200 Picture Books Read 10 Juvenile Fiction Chapter Books Read 5 Young Adult Novels Read 52 Nonfiction books for Children Read 10,000 pages of Adult Fiction Read 1 Adult Poetry Book Read… Continue reading