What Makes You Pick Up a Book?

A few things happened yesterday that got me thinking. Thing One: it was Book Sale Day at the boy’s school. I gave him twenty bucks, expecting to get a few bucks back in change. Silly me. Got none. But the boy did get two new books. I’m thrilled he’s...

The 1-2-3 Tag Meme

Yes, I’ve been caught–once again by the lovely but villainous Kaige. So here are the rules:1. Pick up the nearest book.2. Open to page 123.3. Find the fifth sentence.4. Post the next three sentences.5. Tag five people Sounds like fun, yes? Okay,...

Life Is Too Short to Read Bad Books

There was a time, not so long ago, when I’d start a book and no matter how little I enjoyed it, I’d keep going. Especially if it happened to be a book recommended to me. I’d think, “It has to get better if I keep reading, right?” Wrong....