Read: Americanah

I am thrilled to report that I am on a lucky streak and the last 4 books I’ve read have been spectacular! I was in a bit of a slump in the spring and kept picking up “best sellers” that just didn’t live up to the hype. (Hello The Goldfinch!) I don’t share the mediocre ones… read more

Best Books: Someday

With my oldest heading to kindergarten this week and my baby joining her big sister at the same school I can’t help but feel a little wistful at how quickly the years are flying by. It feels like yesterday the girls were babes so easily cradled in my arms. We read this sweet book the… read more

Read: Tell the Wolves I’m Home

In August my appetite for reading increases tenfold. I feel fall nipping at my heels and I’m desperate to take advantage of the last few slow summer days, carving out more time to devour books before the chaos of back-to-school begins.  Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt has been my favorite summer read so far…. read more

Best Books: The Story of Fish and Snail

“The Story of Fish and Snail” by Deborah Freedman is the perfect read for any child who has ever had a best friend that pushes them to try things outside their comfort zone. Fish, the more adventurous of the two, joins Snail every afternoon in the pages of his book. Fish tells Snail of all the… read more

Marina Keegan – The Loss of a Powerful Voice

This morning I read the last article written by Marina Keegan in the Yale Daily News entitled “The Opposite of Loneliness”. I was immediately in awe of the words written by this young woman. She was a student at Yale, graduating magna cum laude in May of 2012. With a job waiting for her at the New… read more

Best Books: Wonder

Sometimes the things most simply said can have the greatest impact on us all. In this book written through the eyes of a young boy named August Pullman, whose face is severely disfigured, we are reminded that being a kid is tough. Being a kid who is different is even tougher. In Wonder by RJ… read more

Best Books: The Day the Crayons Quit

A mystery unfolded in our home 2 weeks ago… One evening as the girls nibbled away at dinner I peeked outside the front door to see a large parcel from Amazon. I carried the box inside and opened it up to find a book inside called The Day the Crayons Quit and there with the… read more

Got Proof?

This book, Proof of Heaven, by Eben Alexander, was a game changer for me. I think (more often than I probably should) about the afterlife. This first-hand account of one neuro-surgeon’s near death experience had me mesmerized and convinced. Alexander’s style of writing is clean and concise. For me it was a total page-turner. As… read more


I’m a bookie. I love reading – and I especially love the feel of an old-fashioned paper book in my hands. Since starting the blog I have found myself logging many hours at my local library. I spend hours typing away in the company of others bibliophiles in search of books, kid-free space, and quiet… read more

Best Books: The Snatchabook

Guess who? When I was young there was a rule in our household. With toys and candy there were reasonable limits, but with books the sky was the limit. My mom couldn’t imagine limiting our access to reading so she very rarely declined a  request to buy books. I remember waiting with bated breath each… read more