Classic Books · The Reading Life

Why read children’s literature?

Children’s literature holds a prominent place on my reading list. Seven of the 16 books I’ve read this year are classified children’s or young adult novels. That tally will increase when I finish my current read, Alison Uttley’s charming A Traveller in Time. I’ve been thinking about what draws me to children’s literature because of a Guardian… Continue reading Why read children’s literature?

Classic Books · Literary Lists

#BBAW: 5 books that inspired me to do and be better

Today I feel inspired by The Estella Society’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week, going on Feb. 15 – 19. The day one challenge: “Introduce yourself by telling us about five books that represent you as a person or your interests/lifestyle.” I love this because it feels so impossible. At first, I couldn’t think of any books and… Continue reading #BBAW: 5 books that inspired me to do and be better

The Reading Life

When the choice is between e-reading and not reading, I choose my Nook GlowLight Plus

My favorite place to read as a child was under the covers with a flashlight. While the pleasure of being subversive and sticking it to The Man (who, in this case, happened to be a woman: my mom) no doubt played a role, more compelling was that I appreciated the sensory deprivation that facilitated disappearing… Continue reading When the choice is between e-reading and not reading, I choose my Nook GlowLight Plus