I’m not exactly a widow and not just because we didn’t get married. Jesse is still in a minimally conscious state after a traumatic brain injury January 2019. While he’s in this in-between as he’s trying to heal, I’m also in a state of limbo. There’s a lot in this book I could relate to.
Category: Winter Reading 2020
Starting on a mountaintop in Poland at the end of 2019 and ending here in the Central Valley as coronavirus sweeps the globe: What a trip. What trips! I finished the session with 2,801 pages behind me– yahoo! As we move towards our spring session together, I think I’ll have to take a break from
EVERY WORD IS A BIRD WE TEACH TO SING, Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language by Daniel Tammet
I loved reading this book. Daniel Tammet has a passion for language – for how it takes shape and how it shapes the world – and he shares that passion with articulate joy. He is such an interesting person and this comes through in his writing. His intellect and focus are sharp, his perceptions augmented
My last book of the winter reading session was a page turner! A neighbor and friend gave this to me during our last visit where we also exchanged seedlings. I remember saying to her, “It may be a while.” Well, it’s been ten days I think. Once I cracked this open, I made the goal
I finished reading this book a few weeks ago. Even though I received my first deck almost 20 years ago, I’ve never sat down to read a tarot book cover to cover. Sure i have read PLENTY of articles and reference books usually in an as needed section by section, card by card situation. I’m
I finished reading this last night and thought I should share with you all what I posted on my social media about it: 💖💖💖 For anyone questioning their gender and fighting against the binary, this is such an important read by @jacobtobia 💖💖💖 I love that this book is framed as a “coming of gender
Ruby, By Cynthia Bond is the OneBook at my college this year. If you aren’t familiar with the concept let me explain. OneBook is a project where communities, Universities, colleges, and even cities, select one book to be read by members that year. Readers get the benefit of knowing others are reading along, it provides
Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo “Hope has always been my opium, The thing I couldn’t wean myself off.” I found this book on a “what to read next” recommendation list. The award winning book is set in Nigeria against the backdrop of political unrest, coup and military rule. It is told from the perspective
I found this book at the library sometime sorting through donations. I loved the title and am glad I held onto it– if you are a fan of language, this is a fun one. I read parts and talked about the book a bit on the radio yesterday morning that you can listen to here.
This novel is written “around” slavery and the underground railroad, rooted in the state of Virginia. The main character, Hiram, whose father is the owner of the plantation on which he “tasks” and whose mother is a slave who was put on the auction block by his father when he was still a child. Virginia