On the Road: Maine State Library
There’s Something About The Maine State Library For the first time, I visited the Maine State Library and – surprise! – it was fantastic. My trip was prompted by the latest book chosen for the #AnHistorianReads book club. The library I frequent did not have a copy, and I could not request the book from the Maine State Library (to be delivered to a nearby library they are connected to) without a state library card. So I decided to spend a lovely Saturday morning making the trip up to Augusta (the capital of Maine) to get a card and the book.
From My Bookshelf: Silent, Secret, Bloom
This From My Bookshelf post is inspired by the spring equinox; I’ve chosen the following books because of their subject matter, covers, titles, and/or a combination of all three. This post features one of the few nonfiction titles living on my shelves, as well as an old favorite, and a childhood book: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Bloomability by Sharon Creech.
RC2017: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
I started reading Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up with a fair amount of skepticism. I certainly didn’t expect to come away feeling as inspired as I am, and the spiritual impression The KonMari Method made on me is just as much of a surprise.
From My Bookshelf: Winnie, Harper, Delany
Once again, my hometown library held a stellar book sale, and once again, I brought home “way too many” books. While almost all of the books I chose are works of fiction, the following three are works of non-fiction that I could not pass up (and three works that I haven’t yet read). They are: Part of My Soul Went with Him by Winnie Mandela, Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields, and Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years by Sarah and A. Elzabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth.
RC2017: Alzheimer’s in America: The Shriver Report™ on Women and Alzheimer’s
I’ve thought about the possibilities for this post more than I have for my other Reading Challenge entries. Which was not unexpected; as my non-fiction pick, and one that I knew would deeply affect me, I envisioned this post to be different than those for works of fiction. There is really so much I want to say and so much I fear leaving out, so I hope you can trust that I’ve re-read, re-structured, and revised this at least one thousand times before it reaches your inbox, your WordPress reader, and other avenues of the internet. So I guess I will introduce my post with the following: Here are my…
I’ve chosen three books for this #AtoZChallenge post. The letter: J [is for journey].