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Things I'm Reading When I Should be Doing Housework

Let me be clear – I should rarely do anything other than housework.  Never mind my big ol’ curls that shed profusely on their own even when I’m not stressed and yanking out my hair by the roots.   1,054 more words

Audio Books

The Case for Long Reads

The pilot’s voice was deep and fuzzy over the intercom as he told us all we were holding for just a moment as the gate cleared. 513 more words


Boys and dogs

My first intentionally-about-animal-themed-books post is about David Wroblewski’s The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. It’s a terrific book! It has everything: it’s historical fiction; it’s about living with a disability; it has a murder mystery; it’s got a supernatural component; it’s set in what sounds like a very pretty part of Wisconsin; it has possibly the best boy-dog friendships since…ever; and, best of all, it’s about human-animal communication!! 295 more words

In which I don't tell the story of Edgar Sawtelle.

Summer, as we’ve previously discussed, can be good for all kinds of reading, depending on your taste and your mood. Obviously, it’s perfect for perusing lovely, summery picture books. 226 more words

McNally Jackson

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

By: David Wroblewski

Published: 2008 by Ecco (An Imprint of HarperCollins)


            This was David Wrablewski’s debut novel in 2008, it’s the story of a boy who was born mute, his family, and the bogs they breed and raise. 210 more words

Brief(ish) Thoughts On A Book

I can’t remember when exactly I sat down with The Story of Edgar Sawtelle and first began to read. I know it was bitterly cold outside, and very snowy, so it could have been anywhere between Christmas and April. 852 more words

Reading Thursday: Do you Stop Reading when You Aren't Enjoying a Book?

This Reading Thursday I want to pose a question to you: Do you stop reading a book once you realize you aren’t enjoying it anymore? Or do you push through? 199 more words