I organized my to-read shelf in Goodreads this morning. I spent an hour and a half on it. I’m not even kidding. An hour and a half. I finished the book I was reading last night and I didn’t have another lined up, so I spent the morning searching for my next read. I browsed … Continue reading Ghost town
I adored Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres. It was one of the books that made my epic Andrea Reads America reading project worth the effort. I don’t think I would have discovered her book without actively seeking books set in Iowa, and I am very happy I found it. Somewhere recently, I read someone writing about The Greenlanders. I love … Continue reading Restless reading
I feel so free now being able to read whatever I want! My new ereader connects directly to my library account so when I finish one book, I can immediately check out another. I love it so much 😍. Two big bottlenecks, though, are that my small-town library doesn’t have as many titles digitally as … Continue reading Another Saturday, Another Book
I received a surprise in the mail last week. Out of the blue, a friend sent me this book: Braiding Sweetgrass. My friend said in her gift note, “Beautiful blend of personal narrative, ecosystems, and botany. Her voice reminds me of your blog posts.” After reading a few chapters, I have to say that latter … Continue reading Morning reading
Saturday morning, reading by the window. I’ve got no plans. Maybe I’ll read all day with a cat on my lap, pausing only to eat and make coffee. Probably I won’t do that, but it’s a nice dream. Continue reading Saturday daydream
When I was contemplating a subscription to The New Yorker, I talked it out with my friends wondering, will it be worth it, or will it just stress me out because it comes so frequently? One friend laughed and sent me this bit from The Good Place, which is one of my favorite scenes from … Continue reading I got through my New Yorker backlog!