Tag: reading

Endless travel, without luggage or passport

If you were a kid who read by flashlight, covered in blankets you hoped would hide the light, this one’s for you. You danced with the Wild Things when your mother scolded you. You cheered when the spider, Charlotte, spun messages that saved her pal, Wilbur the pig. You ached for days when Travis had to shoot his beloved Old… Read more →

If all critics were like this one…

  His face was carefully polite, but his body told the story. His grandmother showed him the book I’d just written. The eight-year-old’s face showed no flicker of interest. He leaned toward the book, then shrugged. He was reading the Narnia series. A children’s picture book was for little kids. Surrounded by four aging adults, he quickly lost interest in… Read more →

Delicious books from 2015

With millions of books out there and the limitations of the 24-hour day, no one can make a definitive list of the best books. This short list includes the books I enjoyed most of the dozens I read in 2015. They were all delicious. The Wild in You: Voices from the Forest and the Sea – Poet Lorna Crozier and… Read more →

So many books, so little time

The stack of books beside my bed never seems to dwindle because so much of my reading these days takes place on the iPad. That little tablet has enough books on it to keep me reading for ages, yet I still cannot resist a title like this one on BuzzFeed Books: 43 Books You Won’t Be Able To Stop Talking… Read more →

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