From My Bookshelf: Woodson, Oliver, Auden

In celebration of National Poetry Month, this edition of From My Bookshelf features three poetry collections I own, love, and have read from cover to cover. What I've chosen to spotlight for each collection is slightly different, which I want to explain. The first two collections, Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson and Felicity by Mary Oliver, were compiled … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: Woodson, Oliver, Auden

From My Bookshelf: The First “New” Books of the Decade

Here with another Happy New Year greeting - this time From My Bookshelf. It's the first FMB post of the new year and new decade, so I thought it would be fitting to feature the books of my first 2020 book haul. On Saturday (January 11th) I drove over to a local used bookstore, primarily … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: The First “New” Books of the Decade

From My Bookshelf: Garden, Pearl, Tales

For the past few months I have made it a habit to organize/tidy up my bookshelves at the very beginning of the month. It's another great way to start the month off refreshed, and if you find organizing your shelves therapeutic like I do, it offers a few moments of calm before the onslaught of … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: Garden, Pearl, Tales

From My Bookshelf: Ending, Ravens, Dark

In honor of October and the spooky portion of fall, the three books I’ve pulled From My Bookshelf this month have dark and troubling themes, and take their readers on different degrees of horrifying journeys. The two novels are I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid and Ravens Gathering by Graeme Cumming, plus Dark Tales, … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: Ending, Ravens, Dark