Tags » Literaure

Why I am a Tough Book Critic

If you came to my house you would see wall after wall lined with bookcases and books.  I couldn’t even tell you how many books I own but when I moved in 2013 I had 24 boxes, and I’ve certainly added to it since then.  946 more words


“You only love the idea of me,” I whispered gently to myself, now realizing the honest truth between us.

Her eyes lit up, a beautiful sadness touching her voice, “but it was such a great idea.”


What are you reading?

I read Elizabeth Strout’s new book My Name is Lucy Barton as soon as it came out last week. When I finished, I turned to the beginning and started it again. 253 more words


"Arise, shine; for your light has come"*

“He knew that all was well, because he had done the best that he could, from day to day. He had been true to the light that had been given to him.

325 more words

The party's over

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”

–Henry David Thoreau, Walden

"Salutations!" said the voice."*

Well, here we go. Ninety-one days left in the year!

It will be Christmas before we know it. Plans are full-speed ahead for 2016 at work. 231 more words

In the old days

“It was a dog’s life,” said the poor old gentleman, quite reassured, “but it made men of those who followed it. I see a change for the worse even in our own town here; full of loafers now, small and poor as ’tis, who once would have followed the sea, every lazy soul of ’em.

483 more words