The book, by the way, is Who’s on First.
“It’s been crazy but also strangely wonderful to have the arrival of my daughter and the release of this book coincide. I’ve spent the last few months in this wintry baby cave—spending all hours of day and night with this tiny creature, learning the exquisite rhythms of her being, her milk breath and shuddering sighs […]
“The family is the hospital closest to us: when someone is sick, they are cared for there, where possible. The family is the first school for children, it is the unwavering reference point for the young, it is the best home for the elderly. It is the first school of mercy, because it is […]
Coraline by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I put off reading this book for years. YEARS. I don’t particularly like scary books, so I thought it wasn’t for me. I’m ready to read it again tomorrow. Gaiman is a master story-teller, of course. I love that just when you think everything is […]
It’s been quite a weekend. I have had the privilege of visiting the University of Notre Dame (also known as “my old stomping grounds”) for three days. By myself. It was great. So before I gush about how excited I am to hug my kids again, you might want to know what on earth […]
I fear this blog is digressing into writing conference memoranda and book reviews. I guess it could be worse. On that note, my summer plans include a visit to South Bend for a Catholic Writer’s Conference: Trying to Say God So it turns out that I’m not just lacking in talent for finding Catholic […]
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset My rating: 5 of 5 stars I feel silly trying to review this book. Maybe not silly, maybe more like out of my league. This was my second time through (and if you haven’t read it, look at the page count and be impressed). It was good to read it […]
The Bear Who Wasn’t There by LeUyen Pham My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have to admit, I have a weak spot for books that are self-aware. It cracks me up when a book calls itself a book and laughs about it. Like The Bear Who Wasn’t There. You spend the whole book searching […]
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas My rating: 5 of 5 stars So beautiful. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” This book illustrates the quote perfectly. My family loved it. Now if we could just get the courage to act on it… View all my reviews
March: Book One by John Lewis My rating: 5 of 5 stars I just finished this series, and I feel like it gave me an understanding of the Civil Rights movement that I missed in my US history classes. John Lewis’ story makes the struggle for equal rights personal, and the graphic novel format is […]
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