The Reading Glasses podcast introduced me to the idea of the four "doorways," those entry points that get us into a book. The doorways were created by Nancy Pearl as a more productive way for librarians and others to get readers to a new book they'd be more likely to enjoy. The doorways represent experiential … Continue reading Introducing – The Wheelhouse Project
Each year since I started tracking books read, I've read more books than the year before. This year is no exception. However, I don't feel exactly braggy about this fact. On one hand, it implies that I perhaps failed in this year's goal to read better rather than more, to savor and remember and not … Continue reading 2019 Reading List and Top 10
Time can be a line, a river, a steady stream of sand, something that flows— inexorable, implacable. Time can be a circle or a gyre, a recurring series of events—years, holidays, seasons. Time may in actuality be none of these things, but we remain bound by our perception and experience of it. I have always … Continue reading Reading at Year's End
Listening to: Tea shop radio. Drinking: Gingery chai latte. I cannot really remember a time before I couldn't read, although I do remember sounding out my first word—"l-u-n-c-h"—on the first day of first grade. And so for as long as I can remember, I have been in love with books, with stories, with learning about … Continue reading Why and Why Now?