It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 8/26/17 #imwayr

A new Kyo Maclear title is always cause for celebration. Operatic is quiet and delicate but powerful. It’s about all the things you might expect a graphic novel set in middle school to be about–identity, friendship, crushes, bullying. It’s also about opera. Maria Callas, to be exact. Much of the story unfolds in Mr. K’s…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/17/19

David Litt’s memoir, Thanks Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years, begins with his work as a campaign worker in Ohio and follows his career as a speechwriter to the President. It’s witty, insightful, self-deprecating, full of interesting information about the Obama White House, and, despite the ups and downs of working for the government,…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/10/19

It’s really a miracle that Pete Fromm survived the winter he accepted a job to maintain a salmon breeding pool way off the grid in Idaho. His job takes 0-15 minutes each day (once it’s freezing, he has to clear away ice, and once the salmon hatch, he has to check on them and count…

Just Because Slices: Slice of Life #sol19

This morning, I’m inspired by Terje’s celebration of her 1000th blog post and her suggestion to try “just because” slices: How about instead of deep thoughts and wise words, without looking for hidden meanings, we simply celebrate the slices of life as they are, the small and the big, the ordinary and the special, the…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 5/20/19

On the blog: A slice about reading serendipity and my favorite bookish podcast and why I almost never ask anyone what they’re reading right now In reading: Normally on a week when I only finished one book–which is strange and unusual in itself–I would just skip my Monday post. But I am trying to re-establish…

What Are You Reading Now?: Slice of Life #sol19

I look forward to Tuesday mornings all week. Not only is Tuesday slicing day, so I know I have some wonderful blog posts to read and comment on, it’s also the day the new episode of my favorite podcast, What Should I Read Next, releases. In today’s episode, Anne Bogel talks to Will Schwalbe, author…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 5/13/19

On the blog: Three things I need more of right now (includes very cute kitten photo!) In reading: I don’t think I’ve ever met a Barbara O’Connor novel I didn’t love, and Wonderland has plenty to recommend it. It’s told in three voices, including Henry’s, a greyhound who has run away from a dog track…