reading Archive

Learning to Write with William Zinsser

In his book, On Writing Well, William Zinsser says all writers should read E.B. White’s The Elements of Style once a year. I feel the same way about his book, though admittedly I hadn’t

How to Read More Books

It’s been almost six months since I announced my quest to read more women authors. It has not been going well. In my defense, I started with a super-long book, The Tale of Genji,

Stuffocation Urges Readers to Pick Experiences Over Stuff

I’ve been trying to get my stuff under control for a long time. My word for the year is simplify, and while it hasn’t been as easy to carve out the time for decluttering

Books to Get Kids Interested in Saving the Planet

Today’s Natural Parenting and Earth Month Blog Hop subjects are all about teaching our children about the earth. Kids need to know the importance of protecting the environment and what they can do from

Three Great Unconventional Princess Books

It seems like princesses are everywhere these days, and if you have a girl, even if she also loves things like space and animals (like mine does), she’s probably going to be into princesses,

Review: The Year of the Sheep

The Chinese new year has begun, and while there’s some debate as to whether this is the Year of the Sheep or the Goat (or even the Ram), as a knitter I’m going with

Why We Make Things and Why It Matters

Sometimes when I’m at the library for a specific purpose (like picking up a book for my Reading Women project) I can’t resist browsing a little bit, particularly in the nonfiction section. So it