Let’s face it: every writer is, at heart, a reader. Because of that, every writer probably has a Bookstore Story. This is one of mine. The summer after I graduated from college, way way back in 1988, I believed I could best prep myself for the looming future by: 1. sitting on a ratty sofaContinue reading “Topic: Bookstores — Do We Really Need ‘Em?”
Another one bites the dust.
I’ve mentioned Five Chapters, the website that serializes some really wonderful short fiction, before, but this article in the Washington Post gives yet another reason why it’s a worthy addition to your onscreen routine.
This time last year, I was more than happy to take up blog-space (and bore my friends and relations) by documenting what books sat on the nightstand, hungry to be read* — and my good intentions regarding them. Resolutions are made to be broken. Lists are made to be lost. I would say about aContinue reading “Reading Lists, Redux”
Given the status quo — news feeds full of Ponzi schemes, bilked billions, punted auto industry bailouts, and thrown shoes; a midwinter sky the color of waxed paper, a personal, parental to-do list that’s grown insupportably long (don’t tell me you don’t have one!) — I figure there’s no better way to start a Monday than withContinue reading “The Pause that Refreshes”
The end of the school year is in some ways such a celebratory conflagration: end-of-the-year picnics heaped upon final committee meetings heaped upon final school projects heaped upon recitals, all set alight by the frantic desire of a mom who works at home during naps and spaces in the school day to get a fewContinue reading “Of Summer, and Of Reading”
Well, some of the things on the bedside table this past November got read (particularly the ones that had the name Maisie in the title, a la Maisie Goes Camping) but most of them did not, but rather than beat ourselves up about that, we’ve just collected a whole new stack: Women’s Diaries of theContinue reading “Reading Lists”
What’s Currently on My Bedside Table: Rise and shine : a novelQuindlen, Anna. The wild trees : a story of passion and daringPreston, Richard, 1954- Right livelihoods : three novellasMoody, Rick. Maisy goes to the libraryCousins, Lucy. The uses of enchantment : a novelJulavits, Heidi. The encyclopedia of ghosts and spiritsGuiley, Rosemary. A child’s gardenContinue reading “Readling Lists”