Tag Archives: Good Reads

Car Trips and Read-Alouds

Need a way to survive long car trips? Read aloud a good story. Case in point: Brad, Anna, and I returned last week from a visit with family in the Midwest. How did we survive 13 hours in the car … Continue reading

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What I Have Been Reading Lately

I always the enjoy the opportunity to read posts about what others are reading so I hope this post falls into that camp for you. Before Christmas Break, I started The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt. My friend, Jacquelyn, recommended … Continue reading

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The Power of Young Adult Fiction

A couple of weeks ago I read Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt. What a powerful, poignant story of a young girl growing from girlhood to womanhood! This book and its characters continue to linger in my heart and … Continue reading

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June Reflections

As I write this post, the sun is shining, a lovely summer breeze blows through the large slider window, and the views across Clifford Lake invite daydreaming. The occasional kayaker or fisherman passes by, but that is about it for … Continue reading

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Bedside Reading

Lately, my bedside table has contained an assortment of books and periodicals. Here’s a quick recap of my most recent reads: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. I finished this book on Mother’s Day. The novel is set in a small … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

In the hours before a hurricane strikes, life takes on a surreal quality. As you go about your normal routines (mostly), you begin to fool yourself into thinking that the weather forecasters are wrong. Surely, the storm can’t be that … Continue reading

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Happy Belated Birthday, Julia!

Some posts are better late than never, and even though August 15 has come and gone, I want to pay homage to Julia Child who would have turned 100 on the 15th. Somehow I feel that if I would have … Continue reading

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