A ‘Champion for the Ages’

Reposting from 2018 in honor of Derby Day and the 145th Run for the Roses! *** “Inevitable.” Isn’t that a great word? Learned it from Mom the other day. As in, the 144st annual Run for the Roses is coming up on May 5. So debates about who was the Greatest Thoroughbred of All TimeContinue reading “A ‘Champion for the Ages’”

Rockin’ It This Summer With Reading

Mom’s at it again. She’s skipping merrily around the house, opening every window in sight.  Humming that Temptations song. You know the one. About sunshine on a cloudy day. Here in the ever-soggy Pacific Northwest, we take whatever we can get in the “sunshine” department. Maybe that explains Mom lately. Why she keeps crowing, “Summer’sContinue reading “Rockin’ It This Summer With Reading”

Reading Challenge 2.0: Why I’m Going Back to Square One

If you’re on Goodreads, you probably know the average Reading Challenge for 2018 is about 51 books in 12 months. I read 136 books in 92 days for last summer’s adult reading program with the library. So what was a realistic but stretch-worthy goal for 12 months? I set my goal at 200 books forContinue reading “Reading Challenge 2.0: Why I’m Going Back to Square One”

How I Read 100+ Books in 90 Days

It took some creative juggling, but I met my summer reading goal: 100+ books in 90 days. Sound like a lot? Well, yeah. When I set that goal per my local library’s Adult Summer Reading Program, I knew it was a pretty high bar. Frankly, I wasn’t sure I could clear it. But I likedContinue reading “How I Read 100+ Books in 90 Days”

What I’m Reading – And You?

Ever notice how “summer” and “reading” seem to go hand-in-hand? Kinda like “whine and cheese.” “Peanut butter and jelly.” “Presidential debates and you’re kidding, right?” Like most writers, I’m also a voracious reader.  Here’s what’s on my plate at present: You may already know that Richard Paul Evans is a long-time favorite. I snap upContinue reading “What I’m Reading – And You?”

Book Review: Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith

Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith By Anne Lamott Riverhead Books, 2007. I was going to write a review of Anne Lamott’s autobiographical collection of nearly two dozen essays and reflections, Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith.  No, really.  I was.  I have four pages of notes to prove it- double-sided!  Then I thought I’d just toContinue reading “Book Review: Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith”