Books about issues


Literature

Confession: I simply must recommend books more often. I now find myself with nearly a year’s worth of good reading I want to share. For today, let’s talk nonfiction: books highlighting current issues and recent stories. Interestingly enough, every book in this post was published since 2000, which leaves me feeling compelled to get the […]

January 31, 2018

Winners: Thirty Little Fingers


Literature

Dear people, Thank you for joining the giveaway for Sheila Petre’s book Thirty Little Fingers! It’s awfully fun having more than one winner – we have five to announce! But I’m going to wait as long as possible to tell you who they are {grin}. First, you asked for a picture of Sheila, and here […]

December 22, 2017

Charlie Anderson


Literature

The other day, my daughter told me about a book she and Grandma heard during story time at the local library. She said it was called Charlie Anderson, a title I’d never run across before. My interest was piqued when she told me it was about a cat named Charlie, who leaves his people and […]

November 9, 2015

Random thoughts


Life around home

1. It is hard to keep creative energy flowing in January. 2. Especially when all four of your kids come down with the stomach bug at the same time. 3. I found joy in tending them but I will be so happy when we are all well again… if this is really going to happen, […]

January 20, 2015

My turn: Book suggestions


Literature

Well, you guys sure made enough fuss about “only one book!” Did I say “only one book”? I did not. I suppose “favorite” does tend to sound rather exclusive… except to those of us who love best whatever we are savoring at the moment… [grin] Well done! I am pleased to find that you powered […]

November 21, 2014