Category Archives: reading

bumpy start

We had a bumpy start to the New Year. I mean that figuratively and literally. I blame the fact that I am still on vacation, and my brain is not functioning properly. On Monday, I tried to drop Annie off at … Continue reading

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21 days

I had 21 days off between the end of summer term and the beginning of fall term. In those 21 days I planned to read a stack of books, but I read only one. Well, I finished one I had … Continue reading

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book dreams

I used to think I was busy. Before I started school, I had a vivacious three-year-old at home and a gregarious five-year-old who was released from school by two in the afternoon. Add in “housekeeping,” grocery-buying, bill-paying, spouse-engaging, and there … Continue reading

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how to cook a wolf

Not long ago, I read MFK Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf. It’s a provocative book: at turns philosophical and literary, always practical, and very modern. First published in 1942 as Fisher’s answer to dreary wartime scrimping, it was reissued … Continue reading

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summer reading

On Fresh Air today, Maureen Corrigan talked about a few of her summer reading recommendations. I love her reviews, and I always scurry to my Goodreads page to add books she mentions before I forget about them! In this list, … Continue reading

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