Today is a guest post from one of my very best friends, Sam! When in life, besides childhood and mom-hood, is it a good time to dive into children’s books? Short answer: always. My current life situation answer: right now. My husband and I just recently moved across the country. Last year it was normal […]
When we moved into our fixer-upper last fall, the first (and only) piece of furniture that went in what would become the nursery was our largest bookshelf. Before we had figured out a crib, or a rocking chair, or a place to change diapers, I was determined that this little girl needed our largest bookshelf […]
Have you ever met a new or expectant parent who didn’t think their child would grow up to be marvelous? Whatever their idea of “wonderful” might be, most parents hold their newborns in their arms and marvel at the magnificent, delightful human beings they are sure they will become.
If you follow the blog, you know I read an absurd amount of books. In fact, the main feedback I get here is that people feel like I’m recommending more books than their reading habits can sustain. People frequently ask how I can read so many books.
Happy Mother’s Day! Last week, I sat down to write a quick post about amazing literary moms. A few delightful moms came up (thanks, Twitter and Facebook friends) but in looking at my bookshelves, I became more fascinated by the character patterns that appeared over and over in the books I love.
Snow days are the best for readers because they are basically a bonus reading day. A whole, unexpected day to curl up with tea or coffee or hot chocolate and read while watching lovely snow out your window
Valentine’s Day tends to make people feel sentimental and mushy. I like flowers and romance just fine, but what about the literary pairings that are just painful to read? Skip the perfect ones, let’s talk about the bad literary couples…the insufferable ones. From the comically mismatched and unfortunate to the horribly annoying and the criminally insane, this is […]
Happy New Year! I hope your holiday season was full of family, rest, and plenty of books. It is the first week of January, which is the time for making resolutions. I’ve made a few personal and relational goals for myself this year, but this isn’t the place for those. This is the place for […]