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  • make-believe: fancy-free.

    Yesterday was my thirty-sixth birthday, which was the perfect time to daydream about a quiet evening spent fancy-free in a city garden. The soundtrack would be all spinning sprinklers and clinking flatware and laughter…

    July 2, 2020 5 Comments
  • baby proof: bedtime stories lately.

    Wow, sick days. They really throw a wrench into things, don’t they? We’ve had more than a few of them this winter and we’re eagerly looking forward to a less germy spring. Books (and…

    March 13, 2019 11 Comments
  • habit shift: read more (revisited).

    It’s been two years since I last wrote about making a concerted effort to read more books. At the time of my first post, Faye was just a bit more than two and I…

    February 4, 2019 94 Comments
  • baby proof: bedtime stories lately.

    Both of my kids are off at school these days and it’s meant that at the end of the day they don’t have quite the stamina for the multi-book bedtimes that we’ve been used…

    November 15, 2018 35 Comments
  • summer vacation, two ways.

    Tomorrow is the first official day of summer. I’m getting my annual itch to play hooky, kick off my shoes, and run around barefoot. Whether or not you’ve got an actual summer vacation in the works,…

    June 20, 2017 12 Comments
  • habit shift: read more.

    New parenthood and reading a lot didn’t go hand-in-hand for me. For much of the first year of Faye’s life, and well into the second, I often felt like I was barely able to keep…

    July 25, 2016 59 Comments
  • make-believe: simple matters reading nook

    make-believe: reading nook.

    At the risk of too much navel-gazing, it’s been a really lovely week of finding that my book has made its way into so many of your homes. I’ve said this already, but more…

    January 21, 2016 21 Comments
  • tiny library: three fall books.

    It’s a delightful, if sometimes surprising, perk of writing a blog that books sometimes find their way to me. Often, unannounced. I might come home from an ordinary day at my coffee shop office to find…

    October 12, 2015 6 Comments