I saw this in Salt Lake City last week. It is my new favorite bumpersticker. And I have a feeling that the driver and I would be great friends. If you haven’t read John Steinbeck, you should. Check out my past posts on Pastures in Heaven, East of Eden, and The Grapes of Wrath. I have… Continue Reading →

My Best Friends’ Favorite Books

I love and admire many people, too many to include in this one post. This is a list of my best friends’ favorite books. I wanted to know what they love. (I may continue this series with more friends in the future.) Ron (my dad): Beach Music by Pat Conroy Nayeli: Utopia by Thomas Moore… Continue Reading →

On My Bookshelf, No. 15

To see previous posts in this series, click here. This is my bookshelf. Here is a snippet of what’s on it. They Knew Mr. Knight (1934) by Dorothy Whipple Frost in May (1933) by Antonia White Greenbanks (1932) by Dorothy Whipple Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (1938) by Winifred Watson The Hundred Secret Senses… 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 Betty Smith All the Little Live Things (1967) by Wallace Stegner Angle of Repose (1971) by Wallace Stegner Crossing to Safety (1987)… Continue Reading →

Great Books for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving seems to be about food and family, and while gratitude is certainly an important aspect of this holiday’s symbolism, that tends to get lost in some of the shuffle. In that light, I’ve compiled a list of great books for Thanksgiving. They aren’t necessarily books about Thanksgiving, but they do explore human connection, gratitude… Continue Reading →

Give Me Banned Books

I recently read Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith (1994) by Linda King Newell and Valeen Tippetts Avery about the wife of Joseph Smith, the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (my religion).  I’ve been on a bit of a kick in reading books about my church’s history, partly because of my… Continue Reading →

Convince Me to Follow Your Blog

I’ve reached 20,000 followers, and although that makes my blog seem “big,” the truth is that my stats and actual page views are much lower. I get an average of 300 to 400 views a day, with slightly fewer unique visitors. All 20,000 of you are not reading or visiting my blog, but that’s okay…. Continue Reading →

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