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For most of 2015, I had a hard time concentrating on a book longer than 32 pages.  Finally, in 2016 I admitted depression had taken over my life again.  So I took steps… Continue reading

My Postpartum Mood Disorders – Nine Years Later

Confession Time – Last week the ghosts of October took over my life for four days.  Getting out of bed was a task equal to climbing Mount Everest.  It took all my energy… Continue reading

Me Before You

I don’t read a lot of books touted as love stories.  I try not to be cynical, but life experiences leave me cringing when I read one.  I am glad I ignored my… Continue reading

Dept. of Speculation by Jennny Offill

If you’ve ever experienced infidelity, bedbugs, motherhood, or feel like your brain goes from one random thought to another… Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill is for you.  Written from the perspective of… 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

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

The Expats by Chris Pavone

I started The Expats by Chris Pavone last night.  I finished it at 10:30 pm tonight.  The main character Kate Moore is a former CIA agent specializing in Latin America.  Currently, she is… Continue reading

A Time To Kill

Another book I stayed up all night reading.  But it was over 20 years ago.  I recovered a little easier.  John Grisham’s latest book, Sycamore Road, features characters from A Time to Kill. … Continue reading