Category: Book reviews

Books read in April

It's that time again! I spent a week on vacation and had a few plane and train trips, which helped pad this list out. But also, my new novel reading habit has reminded me that I really like to read, and I read fast. As long as I know what I want to read next, I will devote the lion's share of my leisure time to reading. April is not yet over, and I may finish another book thi… read more »

Books read in March

I continued my streak of intense reading this month. Following a query from my husband, who was somewhat incredulous about the number of books I've read, I studied my time logs to see how I am making time. It is not that I am working less, or doing any less of the kid-transporting and the like. Instead, I am allocating a higher proportion of my existing leisure t… read more »

Books read in February

I had somewhat fallen out of the habit of reading books in recent years. OK, that is not entirely true. I have always read a lot, but I'd say that 90 percent of the books I was consuming were either those I was assigned to review, those by authors I was interviewing, or books by friends. Magazines filled the bulk of my recreational reading time. In 2017, I wanted to e… read more »

What I’m into (belated February edition)

So we are 10 days into February, but I never did write this month's "what I'm into" post, so here we go. I just finally started using Instagram. I am lvanderkam if you want to join me over there. In other social media news, I did a FB Live chat yesterday (I am over there). I am reading The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George. I h… read more »

Reading Virginia Woolf at a wrestling meet

I spent Saturday morning as I have many a wintry Saturday morning this year: driving to a wrestling meet in some new corner of Pennsylvania. This week's was in Atglen, a rather rustic place about an hour from my house. I snapped these pictures of the frosty fields and silos. We saw an Amish buggy while driving through town. Sometimes it seems that the smaller the… read more »