Favorite books

Our son asked me who my favorite author is. We were talking about music, and who his favorite artists are and why: he’s drawn to powerful lyrics. It turns out, he appreciates words as art. Be still my heart. When he asked who my favorite author is, I groaned like I always do when I’m … Continue reading Favorite books

Restless reading

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