Tag: Reading

The Orphan in My Family Tree

I’d like you to meet Fritz. He is my great great grandfather on my mother’s mother’s mother’s side. His parents are a mystery in my family tree, and I love a good mystery. Family lore informs us that Fritz, whose real name was Frederick, was born sometime in […]

Screen Shot of 2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge that shows 76 books completed of the 104 book goal.

11 Books Behind

I’m generally more of a “the journey is the thing” person than a goal oriented person, but for the past few years I’ve enjoyed participating in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. In years past, I’ve set reading goals that I knew would be pretty easy to blow past. My […]

The Half-Pint Award: What’s in a Name?

I am instead suggesting we have continued conversations as a reading community about building the best collections we can that include characters and stories that have the potential to connect with each of us in a way that makes us all better and that increases our understanding of our society, our history, and our connectedness.

Book Review: Go Set a Watchman

I’m not sorry I read¬†Go Set a Watchman¬†by Harper Lee. But. I have a few words of caution for my fellow¬†Mockingbird lovers still on the fence about whether to read¬†Go Set a Watchman. I wish I had approached this work as the rejected manuscript of a very talented […]

Our Reading Summer

“Reading Summer” at our house is that brief time of year when we have the opportunity to read whatever we want, without the distraction of assigned reading. I enjoy reading. I ¬†actually find my textbooks engaging. There is something, though, about having an entire three weeks to binge […]