May 2019

31 May Magic

It's not about having the time to read, it's about finding the spare minutes that reading will fit into. As I write this I am waiting for my younger son's basketball game to begin. During last night's tournament I was able to finish a...

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30 May Collect

I am a book collector. This isn't a secret. Within my collection there are a few authors that I collect more specifically. The four I can name off the top of my head are Philip Roth, Stephen King, Daphne duMaurier, and Agatha Christie. ...

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29 May Stacked

Daily debris clutters my kitchen counters. If I don't deal with it everyday, my counters would be taken over by ripped open mail, random tools, cereal boxes left out, electronic devices, and just about anything else that a household uses, discards, but doesn't fully clean...

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28 May Life Stories

Self-help is a genre that I almost always, without question, completely avoid. Upon seeing a self-help section I usually am rolling my eyes as I quickly pass it by. It's not that I think that professionals and other experts have nothing profound to say. My...

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25 May Fierce

Books are treasures. Blah, blah, blah. Scratch that. Books are fierce. They transport, transform, and let you trespass across any border you choose.  Books have become banned and have been burned.  Their words have the power to destroy, create, exploit, mesmerize, and above all, allow us...

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24 May Friday

Friday. Books. Wine. Dessert. Four of my favorite things. Friday has always had a neat and tidy feeling. The ending of a work week combined so nicely with the beginning of the weekend. Friday feels hopeful. As in,...

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23 May Cost

I have a friend who's reading habits bother certain members of her family. We had a conversation years ago about it and it has stuck with me. Her life has since become busier with work and having more children so I'm sure her reading has...

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22 May Speak

I finished Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates about two months ago. I hadn't read a book by JCO in several years, however another one of her's, The Falls, is one of my favorite books. She is an incredible author, who tends to write domestic dramas...

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21 May Travel

Clinging to the coattails of my last post I started thinking more about reading versus real life. I think it would be presumptuous to assume that myself or anyone chooses reading over real life experiences. So let me clarify a little. First, and most obvious,...

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20 May Retreat

Books are my retreat. Words linked and crafted together to create incredible stories never fail to amaze me.  Worlds that I can effortlessly fall in to and become part of are my favorite places to be. I have been a part of more fictional worlds...

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