I Read My First Stephen King

I read my first Stephen king novel.  I picked it off of the shelf of my local library as a book on CD to listen to on my drive to school.  It was terrible.  I think that’s why it was the only one of King's novels on the shelf.  It’s called From a Buick 8. ... Continue Reading →

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The Book List from Cheryl Strayed’s Wild

I almost didn’t finish reading Cheryl Strayed’s Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (2012), a pick from Oprah’s book club 2.0.  The book is a memoir of Strayed's experiences hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, from southern California to Oregon, by herself during her twenties after a messy divorce and the death... Continue Reading →

When Women Were Birds

During the early part of my summer break this year, I found myself stifled by boredom.  My children and I are used to the regular rhythms of school, day care, piano lessons, soccer practices, ballet, and my teaching schedule.  Things were hectic, but I thrive on that sort of structure.  However, once summer came, my... Continue Reading →

I’d Rather Write Nonfiction

Do any of you have the same dream I once did, to become a published author?  To write the next great American novel?  To find yourself on the New York Times best seller list with people asking for more?  Well, in my early twenties this was my goal.  I spent hours keeping notebooks, jotting down... Continue Reading →

Book Quiz Answers and a Winner!

Today’s post is the answers to the quiz I posted earlier this week.  “Call me Ishmael.”  Moby Dick by Herman Melville “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” A Room... Continue Reading →

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