The Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Yes, I’m obsessed with Laura Ingalls Wilder. It began when I was a young girl staying up late to read her books. It has grown since I’ve read those Little House books to… Continue reading

On My Bookshelf, No. 13

To see previous posts in this series, click here. This is my bookshelf. Here is a snippet of what’s on it, ten at a time.   A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1943) by… Continue reading

Three Plane Crashes: Unlikely Events

Did you know that in the early 1950s, three planes crashed in Elizabeth, New Jersey, within a few weeks of one another? I didn’t either, until I started reading Judy Blume’s latest novel… Continue reading

Magic Tidying

There are two ways I could go in reviewing The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (2015) by Marie Kondo. I could rave about what great ideas… Continue reading

Literary Wives: The Astronaut Wives Club

Every two months, a group of bloggers reads a book with word “wife” in the title, and we attempt to answer the following two questions in our posts. 1. What does this book… Continue reading

On My Bookshelf, No. 12

To see previous posts in this series, click here. This is my bookshelf. Here is a snippet of what’s on it, ten at a time. We Were the Mulvaneys (1996) by Joyce Carol… Continue reading

A Trip to Ireland

Last week, my husband and I were in Ireland. We visited because I had been accepted at an academic conference in Limerick. In fact, the paper I submitted with my colleague Breeanne ended… Continue reading

Chaos Is Better Than Order

I don’t even know where to begin in describing and reviewing All the Light We Cannot See (2014) by Anthony Doerr. It is a sweeping and gorgeous novel about Germany and France during… Continue reading

Bleeding in Books

I just started reading The Girl on the Train (2015) by Paula Hawkins. Immediately, I noticed a line that made me wonder, as it does in any other book. Every time I read… Continue reading

Interview with EMILY J. PETERSEN

Interview With EMILY J. PETERSEN Just in case you wanted to know more about me, check out the interview I did with blogger Kenyona R. Copeland.