…Have A Spine

It’s Banned Books Week, which provides the perfect opportunity to discuss censorship. (Sounds riveting, right?) Books and reading are near and dear to my heart. The idea that anyone would be threatened by a book used to be laughable (emphasis on the “used to”). In the past few years, we’ve all become all too well…

…Mull It Over

It’s time for your weekly reminder (from me, anyway) that there’s a lot of political craziness going on out there. Last week I wrote about paying attention and educating yourself. So, what I’m about to say might seem a bit contradictory — step away from the Mueller coverage.

…Go the Distance

This post was intended to be a simple list of summer reading suggestions, but as I flipped through the pages of the books listed below I had a different idea pop into my head and made some last additions/changes. I won’t spoil anything, but I did want to say that a good book is always…

…lend support

This Monday marks day two of National Library Week. That’s right, there are a whole seven days dedicated to one of our nation’s greatest institutions.

…look for the good

On this, the first post-Golden Globe Flick Friday, a time I might traditionally talk about those forgotten by this year’s nominations, I find myself reflecting on a certain kind of optimism. Not the blind, everything will turn our alright kind, but the kind that always looks for the best in people. Let’s call it the Mary…

…book it

Put down the tablet, pause the Netflix marathon, it’s National Book Lovers Day! In the age of TLDR (too long didn’t read). It can be hard to remember the joy that a good book can bring…