Currently: A Bright Cold Day

Current Books: I read Love Letters to the Dead this week, and it was so good. So. So. So. Good. I’m having a lot of trouble focusing on reading lately, for various reasons, so I keep starting books and abandoning them. This is out of the ordinary for me, and I hope it goes away…

Currently: Forward March

Current Books: I just finished The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, and it was a wonderful read. I love novels inspired by true stories. I also just finished a beautiful volume of poetry, Oblation by Rachel M. Srubas. Corey bought me a copy of Breaking Old Rhythms by Amena Brown and I started…

Currently: December is Here Before it’s June

Current Books: I started A Farewell to Mars with my coffee in the mornings. I am almost finished reading We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. WOW! For a while, I have read books like my son plays with toys… secretly taking them apart in my brain and trying to figure out how they work. It’s…

Currently: When Leaves Turned and Fruit Ripened

Current Books: Dash & Lily’s Book of DaresĀ is my fun read. With my coffee in the mornings, I am reading Seeking Allah Finding Jesus, and before bed I have a volume of poems by Mary Oliver. Also, my 7th grader has to read Night for his English project this semester, so I am re-reading that….

Currently: 30 Days has September

Current Books: With my coffee, I’m alternating between the Rule of Saint Benedict and Learning to Walk in the Dark. My fun read is Nun Too Soon by Alice Loweecy. With my small group, I am re-reading A Year of Biblical Womanhood, and there’s still a volume of Mary Oliver by my bed. Current Playlist:…

Currently: August Hangs

Current Books: I’m reading The Secret Place by Tana French. It comes out next month. Pre-order it. Everything she writes is golden. And that’s saying something from me. I don’t read her genre, but I am so glad my friend Dana convinced me to pick up Into the Woods. Current Playlist: I hit shuffle a…

Currently: Poppies in July

Current Books: I’m reading The Group by Mary McCarthy. It’s just the pace I need right now. Everything in me is speeding in circles and it is a nice walk through the lives of a group of young women in the 30s. I recently finished Feathers, What Happens Next, and Harmless. All were good reads….

Currently: the month of June trembled like a butterfly

Current Books: I have been working through a writing book by Jessica Bell, alongside Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg (a reread). I’m finally reading The Alchemyst, about Nic Flamel. I recently finished Harmless by Dana Reinhardt. In the car, the boys and I are listening to Loser by Jerry Spinelli and I have…

Currently: Darling Buds of May

Current Books: I am reading Lay it on my Heart by Angela Pneuman, for review with the Amazon Vine program. I like it a lot so far. I’m a sucker for coming of age books set in Kentucky. I’m also reading the Letters of Edna St. Vincent Millay. I call it research, but it’s the…

Currently: The Tip of the Tongue of the Year

Current Books: I’m halfway through A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin and Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh. That one could have been read in one sitting, but I am rationing the essays to savor it longer. The boys and I are reading The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, along…