Here in the Real World; “Lucky” to be Raising an Artist

I confess that I often get choked up when reading novels for young readers. But reading Sara Pennypacker’s latest novel, “Here in the Real World,” was the first time I remember actually bursting into tears.  Ware is an introvert. He knows that his parents wish he...

Love Like Sky (it’s never ending)

Love Like Sky  – Best Title Ever! Sometimes I am like a magpie, grabbing shiny books suggestions from so many places that I can’t keep track of where the recommendation came from. Which is to say, I don’t remember where I first heard about “Love Like Sky,”...

Just Catching Up…

I try to post book reviews after they’ve run in the newspaper but I really fell down on the job and am trying to slowly catch up. This post is something of a milestone as it is the last book review I published in 2020…On to 2021 next week! As I’ve said...

Summer Vacation … Extended

More trips in September! This one to see my oldest daughter, Claire, and Cary, her fiancé, and their new home in Minneapolis near Lake Harriet, for those of you who know the city. I am obsessed with Minneapolis: its lakes, its weather, its independent bookstores and...