Bite-Size Worlds

We all want a new earth. That’s why we read fiction, after all: We want to experience something that isn’t the earth we live in here. We want different relationships or different cultures or just the joy of discovering something that isn’t here. I have a really cool way of visiting lots of different worldsContinue reading “Bite-Size Worlds”

Choose… Wisely.

My Bride is a dangerous woman. Every year, she picks a theme for how she’s going to select the books she’s going to read. One year, she asked friends for recommendations and only read things they recommended. Last year, she only read books we already owned but neither of us had read before. Last year,Continue reading “Choose… Wisely.”

The Library Adoption Agency

Today we bought 150 books. We’re not keeping any. A few years ago, a friend became a new teacher at a school that didn’t have any books in the classroom library. We adopted the classroom and ended up donating something like 300 books. From there, we adopted an entire school library, and then a specialContinue reading “The Library Adoption Agency”

A Year of Books 2019 — Ships of Sea and Sky

I like boats. Maybe it was the heavy-handed Star Trek novels I read when I was young that constantly talked about the love between a captain and his ship, but… give me a starship or a tall-masted man o’ war, and I’m hooked. And I read some of those books this year! In today’s list,Continue reading “A Year of Books 2019 — Ships of Sea and Sky”