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Joyce Carol Oates on Writing and Reading

Joyce Carol Oates gave a reading here last night, and while the time we got with her was much too short, I certainly found it inspiring. She mostly read, but she talked a little bit about what it means to be a writer. She said that it is a spiritual practice, a way to tell other people’s stories and to ... Read More »

Monday Inspirations, Reading Edition

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Lots of things have been hitting my radar recently about reading and how most of us are not doing enough of it, or at least not doing it well. Of course first was the NPR April Fool’s joke, in which they posted an article on Facebook ostensibly about how people don’t read anymore. The trick was that when you clicked ... Read More »

On Reading “A Room of One’s Own”

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The prompt this week for that weekly art journal page challenge I’m doing was “somewhere,” and as I was reading it the first thing that popped into my read was “A Room of One’s Own.” My page turned out to be one of those “better in my head” moments, but it did cause me to go and actually read the ... Read More »

Cute Halloween Ebooks for Kids

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If you’re looking for something fun to do with your kids beyond trick or treating for Halloween, check out the new Halloween-themed ebook bundle from MeeGenius. MeeGenius is a free app for kids aged 8 months to 8 years that encourages reading on electronic devices. It can be downloaded on the iPhone or iPad, and comes loaded with four free ... Read More »

Of Sponges and Starting Over


I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately. I’m feeling like more of a hermit than normal, like it’s not worth it to leave the house for just about any reason. I love home, and when I think about trips I’d been planning for later in the year it just makes me tired. I’d rather be with my loved ones. ... Read More »

Sip Some Sangria with the TMI Mom

Disclosure: Heather sent me a digital review copy of her book so I could write about it. I’m not much of a fiction writer, but I’ve always enjoyed concocting stories about strangers. I love imagining how that single running shoe ended up in the middle of the street, where that woman on the airplane is going, what life is like ... Read More »

How I Choose What to Read

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I love to read, but since the Bit came along I feel like I don’t read enough and I’m not reading the “right” things when I do. I read a lot of knitting books (hey, it’s my job) and try to balance that with things I want to read and things I feel like I should read. I know having ... Read More »

Developing a Reading Challenge

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My friend and fellow blogger Julie is great at setting — and meeting! — audacious goals when it comes to reading. Today I invited her to share some of what she does when setting reading goals in the hope it will inspire of all us to be more thoughtful readers. Thanks, Julie! Hello! I’m Julie and I blog over at ... Read More »

It’s a Tiger! {The Reading List}

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In this house, we read a lot of books. Some of them you might not have heard of. Your kids might like them, too. Or not. In this occasional series I’ll share our current favorites, and maybe occasionally ones that we didn’t love so much. I accidentally opened a box that had some Christmas presents in it near the Bit ... Read More »

Book Club of One: Cinderella Ate My Daughter

I don’t have time for a real book club, but I still read some interesting books that I want to tell people about. Thus the recurring series “Book Club of One.” I have never intentionally brought and “princess” stuff into my house — except for the princess vitamins, because I think it’s funny to say “eat your princesses!” The girl ... Read More »

Stay More

I’ve been meaning to get back here for almost a month to mention that my favorite local author and one of my favorite authors from anywhere, Donald Harington, died early last month. He’s been called the greatest unknown writer in America, and I’d agree with that sentiment. His books, many of which chronicle the happenings in the fictional central Arkansas ... Read More »