Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.  Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life I set a personal intention that this will be a writing summer and, on the heels of that, add reading. I’m giving myself permission to spend long and lazy

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. Charles William Eliot Even before the calendar turned to a bright and shiny-with-possibility new year, the lists started coming: the best books of 2017 and must-reads for 2018. I’ve never been

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge The sweetest part of this ever-darkening month is found in afternoons and evenings when we read companionably together yet off on individual adventures without and within. It’s made all the more delicious this

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ~ Philip Pullman We meander into the common area at the care home where my mother-in-love lives: Gerry pushing her in her chair, me holding Maya the Wonder Dog (so dubbed by us as a result of the way her

Saturday, February 11, 2017

“I think insomnia is a sign that a person is interesting.” ~ Avery Sawyer, Notes to Self I must be a very interesting person this week. I suppose, looking on the bright side, that it's been delightful to snag all these extra reading hours. Last night, again, I was awake before 3am. knowing sleep wasn't