Highly Personal Musings Inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s Essay Woolf’s Darkness: Embracing the Inexplicable, Part II

On the slow closing of my mind OR How I always need to be doing something for fear of the darkness  Quote from Solnit’s essay: “Most people are afraid of the dark. Literally, when it comes to children, while many adults fear, above all, the darkness that is the unknown, the unseeable, the obscure. AndContinue reading “Highly Personal Musings Inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s Essay Woolf’s Darkness: Embracing the Inexplicable, Part II”

November in Books

It is a strange thing that books do not appear more regularly on this blog. I am a librarian and a writer – I eat, sleep and even dream books. Seriously. I dream in punctuation.  I also review books, recommend books, push books on unsuspecting friends, force them down my family’s throats with high-pitched, hystericalContinue reading “November in Books”

Tip on how to keep talking to your kid: Read What Your Kid is Reading

I thought I was the only one. Well no, I guess I hadn’t thought about it at all. And come to think of it, thinking you’re the only one of anything is pretty darn presumptuous, so I retract that first statement without actually retracting it otherwise I would have no way to begin this post…Continue reading “Tip on how to keep talking to your kid: Read What Your Kid is Reading”

The mystery of what moves me

I recently forgot to bring a replacement book with me to work. I was almost done the book I was reading and knew that it wouldn’t last through lunch and the commute home and yet still my mind shut down and I did not bring the book that was next on my reading list (Yes,Continue reading “The mystery of what moves me”

Why you should never judge a book by its cover

« You disappoint me, » she said. « You disappoint me greatly. If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless. You might as well leap from this shelf right now and let yourself shatter into a million pieces. Get it over with. Get it all over withContinue reading “Why you should never judge a book by its cover”

Confessions of a Reading Addict

I have been reading a lot in the past year. And I don’t mean the leisurely kind of reading, where you read to go to sleep at night (although I do that too). I read whenever I can. I read on the metro. I read on my breaks. I ignore my coworkers at lunch soContinue reading “Confessions of a Reading Addict”