’Tis the season for reading lists! I always enjoy seeing the books others have read over the past twelve months and finding new ones to add to my own TBR (to be read) list. This year, I kept my reading list in a notebook and when I logged a book, I added a few words.
The year winds down, and annual reading lists abound. As always, I took time to look back over my own reading year. Compiling such a list was more challenging than it has been in the past since I no longer read exclusively on my Kindle. I also returned to the library, and they keep no record
Gerry drops me off at the door and goes to fill the car with gas. I flash my card to the Costco gatekeeper and walk In—along with a herd of other people who got here early, hoping to get in and out, before it gets too busy. I head for the books. I always head
Reading well adds to our life—not in the way a tool from the hardware store adds to our life, for a tool does us no good once lost or broken, but in the way a friendship adds to our life, altering us forever.” Karen Swallow Prior, On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great
If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster. Stephen Covey Gerry, knowing how I appreciate time spent at the bookstore, drops me off before he heads down the hill to the tire store and gifts me with some unexpected time to
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the “best” is often the “good. Stephen Covey I think I spent the whole night dreaming about
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