Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.

Annie Proulx

For the Love of the Library

Many of my fondest childhood memories involve the local library. Countless summer mornings and afternoons were spent in the children’s reading area while my mother browsed the cookbooks. Seated with my siblings on cushioned, cow print chairs, warmed by the sun through floor to ceiling windows, a stack of books at our feet, we’d read…

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Finding Time for Books in a Digital World

Before I dive into this post, I feel the need to include a disclaimer. I’m not some book nerd who’s adamantly anti-technology. I have my fair share of electronic devices and technological gadgets, and I appreciate all they can do. Like anything, however, certain forms of technology can become an unhealthy distraction from life’s greater…

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Books I Read – 2021

In 2018, I started keeping track of all the books I read throughout the year, challenging myself to finish as many as I can. The goal is always to read more than the year before, and this time around, in spite of it being perhaps the busiest year of my adult life, I succeeded. Between…

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Book Review: The Powerful Purpose of Introverts

Last year, for Christmas, my mother gifted me a remarkable little book. I was compelled by the very title of it: The Powerful Purpose of Introverts. Yet, as often happens with books I buy or receive, it sat on my shelf for nearly a year before I read it. I finally did so last week,…

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