read: from the pages of my reading journal.

There have been a bunch of books before, and a few after. But this one by Tillie Walden I was able to read in one day, and it really moved me. I’ve loved some of her others, but not as much as this one. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. How doContinue reading “read: from the pages of my reading journal.”

reading sketchbook |eleanor.

I read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman about a month and a half back–I actually listened to it and the reader’s voices were incredible. The Scottish brogues really brought this story to life in ways I wouldn’t have experienced if I simply read the book. I’m featuring this entry in my ReadingContinue reading “reading sketchbook |eleanor.”

summer | read.

This was me, literally all summer. I avoided a laptop for 8 weeks (minus prepping for one conference presentation) and dove headlong, all day, into books. My best friend and pooch, Jackie B. Lee, joined me in all those stories and relaxation. As a result, the only knitting projects I got to this summer wereContinue reading “summer | read.”

sketchbook | reading journal.

Here’s another entry in my Reading Sketchbook. I love that I’ve kept up with this little project of tracking my reads. Here’s what I record: Page length, completion date, how long to complete, whether it is an owned book, a library book, a kindle book, an audio book, or something completed in the serial readerContinue reading “sketchbook | reading journal.”

read | challenge 2017.

In 2017, I agreed to take on a Reading Challenge. I don’t normally participate in those kinds of things because I like to read what I want, when I want, but this one seemed interesting and reasonable and maybe a challenge is good for me. The 2017 challenge prompted a read every two weeks orContinue reading “read | challenge 2017.”

mastering.

For years, I’ve been wanting copies of Mastering the Art of French Cooking by the amazing Julia Child and Simone Beck. One of the perks of being a school librarian means occasionally scoring items like these when you are conducting a massive weed. My school was once an all girls school, which I think accountsContinue reading “mastering.”

read.

It was pretty ratty flying around Thanksgiving. The hoards of people. But, at least there’s plane ride reading. I read Terms of Endearment over the break. It was a pretty depressing novel; haven’t seen the movie. You should read some Larry McMurtry in your lifetime, though. You won’t regret it.

books.

Pre-ordering additions to my Penguin Clothbound Classics collection is the most exciting thing. But what’s more exciting is the fact that you forget when you place preorders, wait months on end, only to be completely surprised when new ones arrive on your doorstep like book fairies. These really are the most gorgeous books on theContinue reading “books.”