I Cannot Imagine Not Reading

My mother taught me to read early, before kindergarten. There is not a memory that I possess where I am not able to read. When I was seven or eight years old, we went camping with my maternal grandparents. In a picture, I am wearing Popeye pajamas, sleeping in a...

The Month of May in Reading

This year I wanted to change my reading around a little. I wanted to expand the range of what it was I read and was entertained by. As a result, I decided to attempt one classic, one non-ficiton, and one book by an author I’ve not read before each month. Here...

The Therapy of Reading

When I take the time to actually think about it, I have always read and written stories and poems as a sort of therapy, a way to deal with the things I see, hear, and experience throughout life. As a small child, I loved mysteries (The Three Investigators, Hardy...

2020: What a Year!

Many unexpected things happened during the year. One of the most exciting is that I committed to 38 books when I participated in the annual Goodreads[dot]com reading challenge but finished an amazing 47 titles. Another exciting bit was that early on, I noticed that...