At the coast and otherwise {QuickLit – May}

Ideal, yes? Somehow I always imagine reading on the beach to be a great idea and I always have great plans to read on the sand when we go there. Between wind and rain and children quite willing to douse themselves (irrespective of their swimmings skills) in the chilly waves, it doesn't really work in … Continue reading At the coast and otherwise {QuickLit – May}

In Which I Read the Library {Quick Lit – March ’19}

I'm pretty sure this is more books than I've read in a month since being a grown-up with responsibilities. I think I managed to do what I needed to, but most other extra-curricular activities took a back-seat to getting through all of these. Here's what I read and what I thought! If you need a … Continue reading In Which I Read the Library {Quick Lit – March ’19}

Worth all the library holds – {February QuickLit}

Last month's reading surprised me. It shouldn't have, but it did. And that will be surprising to some and not surprising at all to others. Here's what happened. At the end of January I pulled together a pile of books to read for Black History Month. I wanted to only read books by black authors … Continue reading Worth all the library holds – {February QuickLit}

Forced to quit my reading streak {Quick Lit -January}

I finished a book a day the first 10 days of January it was so much fun and all I did was read. It perfectly coincided with the kids' well-timed post christmas season illness so we didn't even have to go anywhere expect to buy tissues and cough syrup. But than I got to day … Continue reading Forced to quit my reading streak {Quick Lit -January}

December Reads {QuickLit}

I spent most of December madly crocheting stuffed animals and then recovering from said madness. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it. I had a numb spot on my thumb for weeks from crocheting with such intensity. But the animals turned out adorable and all the children who received one were immediately in love. So it was … Continue reading December Reads {QuickLit}

True You by Michelle DeRusha {Book Review}

"When a Japanese gardener "prunes open," Marsha explained, he or she cuts away not only dead branches and foliage, but also often a number of perfectly healthy branches that detract from the beauty inherent in the tree's essential structure. Pruning open allows the visitor to see up, out, and beyond the trees to the sky, … Continue reading True You by Michelle DeRusha {Book Review}

A holiday bookish pickle {Quick Lit – Nov 2018}

I got into a little bit of a pickle on Thanksgiving. Someone asked me what I'd been reading and I had no ready answer. This is a holiday faux pas for those of us with bookish inclinations. I ended up pulling up my Goodreads to remind myself what I'd even read recently. And then felt … Continue reading A holiday bookish pickle {Quick Lit – Nov 2018}

Real Love in an Angry World by Rick Bezet {Review}

"Acknowledging the value of a soul plants in us a seed of willingness to build others up, encourage others, and call the greatness out of them. [...] My point is, we should interact with everyone based not only on who they are, but also with expectation of who they could be." - Real Love in … Continue reading Real Love in an Angry World by Rick Bezet {Review}