Archive for August 2015

Abandoning Books: 4 Signs It is Time to Let Go

Abandoning Books: 4 Signs It is Time to Let Go
Believe it—even book lovers can find books they don’t like very much. There are a bunch of reasons it’s a good idea to stick with a book—maybe a friend suggested it, or it’s by one of your favorite authors. But occasionally, you’ll come across one that just isn’t grabbing you. And you’re feeling guilty. Let... Read more »

Enter the Sandman? I'd rather read a book

Enter the Sandman? I'd rather read a book
Sleep. Who needs it? When asked “How are you doing?” on any given occasion, the adjective “TIRED” is most likely the one that sputters past my lips. I only have myself to blame. I could be sleeping now. I should be sleeping now. “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” is my own personal mantra. Here’s the... Read more »

5 Pieces of College Advice Before You Go to College

5 Pieces of College Advice Before You Go to College
My middle is headed off to college in just one week. And I am a hot mess. I’m not sure what the over/under is on how many times I will burst into tears this week, but investing in Kleenex stock may be a good move. I know he’s excited, my boy. And he’s got that... Read more »
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Book Review: The Country of Ice Cream Star

Book Review: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Sometimes, it IS those book jacket blurbs that get my attention. In the case of The Country of Ice Cream Star, it was Kate Atkinson’s “Breathtakingly ambitious” thumbs up that caught my eye. If this is coming from the lips of the person that wrote Life After Life, for which calling that book ambitious would... Read more »

Book Review: Now is the time to read Missoula

Book Review: Now is the time to read Missoula
I couldn’t have picked a better time to read Jon Krakauer’s latest, Missoula. Or worse. The almost-400-page account of a Montana town’s struggle with a permissive rape culture demanded my full attention, so a vacation was a great time to read it. And then the news/non-news about the Chicago Blackhawk’s Patrick Kane came across my... Read more »