Category Archives: Reading

The Books of Childhood, Part II

The story of a story It’s a mysterious thing how some of the books we read in childhood stay with us. Some wait patiently for us, boxed away in our parents’ attic. Some are read and re-read every year, treasured, … Continue reading

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Your brain on books: research on reading

I write a lot about reading on this blog. As a reader, writer, and librarian I spend a lot of time around the written word in one form or another. In my work as a librarian, I encourage kids to … Continue reading

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The Books of Childhood

When my parents cleaned out the house that had been their home for 30 years and moved across the country to be close to grandchildren and far from snow, they brought with them several boxes of my old belongings that … Continue reading

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WIP Update

So, how’s the book coming? My Work-in-Progress is part one of a planned trilogy. I have a rough draft completed and so much research it boggles the mind. But I’m not happy with the story. I started out telling one … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Reading, part II

A personal history of reading I grew up as the youngest child in a family that read. They read. I did not. I wanted to talk, to do, to make noise, to interact. They wanted to sit quietly and read. … Continue reading

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