Tag: reading

Five Stars I chose to listen to the audio version of this book because of the title and because I had work to do. I started just before Christmas, took a few breaks at the beginning of January, and finished during what has to be the coldest week on record. I listened, and I knit […]

Four Stars Here is a story nestled in a secluded moor where reality pays a visit but rarely stays for long. It’s a century’s trove of secrets and memories decaying and reborn. Just like Evelyn Talbot, you will never want to leave Tall Chimneys.

Five Stars Finding the key is only the beginning to unlocking the compelling story of these in-depth characters. I can’t wait to read more of Hughs’ books!  

Four Stars The Girl in the Picture by Kerry Barret tells the story of a  present-day mystery writer moving to a small, England town only to discover an unsolved murder surrounding the family who lived in her house in 1855. Quite simply, this is a good, clean read. I finished the book in about two days, so […]

Sometimes you have to be alone in order to find out who you are without anyone telling you. Sometimes you have to be alone so you can learn the sound of your own voice. from You Can Do This by Tricia Lott Williford As a home educator, I am rarely alone in the house. There […]

When I’m not reading poetry, I am rarely writing poetry. I was reminded by an exercise in Dr. Caroline Leaf’s The Perfect You to include the practice of reading poetry daily. This is a great exercise for everyone to practice, but essential for a poet. Not reading poetry for a poet is like skipping workouts […]

We are having a snowy day today. So, I decided to make time for more reading after cleaning the house. It’s important for writers to read. In fact, we should read more than we write. It seems like a guilty pleasure, doesn’t it? To sit on the couch with two dogs and a good book. […]

I visited my aunt the other day. Since I was a little girl, I have thought of her as a kindred spirit.We often joke I am more like her than her daughter just as my cousin is much like my mother. We love reading and books. In fact, she is more of a reader than […]

On my birthday, I re-evaluated my goals for 2016. Some stayed the same. Some I revamped. Some I condensed. Some I expanded. Yet, the goal in goal-setting is to accomplish as much as possible in a 24-hour period to maintain well-being. For a writer, writing is at the forefront of creating well-being. Whatever I am […]