There’s something romantic, historical, and inevitable about traveling by train, don’t you think? I discovered this truth nearly nineteen years ago when I took my (then) seven-month-old son on a train ride from Bakersfield to Chico. As a first time mom on her own, the nerves that wracked my overwhelmed brain nearly did me in. The surety of disaster was… Read More
Snail mail, analog messages, vintage social media. Whatever you want to call it, sending a pen & paper letter through the postal system is a satisfying experience, second only to receiving a handwritten note oneself! That’s why stationery lovers have declared February to be International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo). This post isn’t about letters, though. It’s about books, specifically books that… Read More
Let’s be honest. I hate exercising. It isn’t just rheumatoid arthritis that makes it hard to do (because it does). I’ve always hated doing exercising. I prefer to be on the couch curled up with a good book and a decent cup of coffee. It has, however, been pointed out by several well-meaning (if not annoying) loved ones that exercise… Read More
Bookworms are a picky lot. We know what we like in books and we’re thankful – but not ecstatic – when someone gives us a book as a present. Especially if it’s in a genre or by an author we can’t stand. You could always give them an Amazon gift card because who am I kidding? I can always use… Read More
Why is it I’m always surprised that Christmas is around the corner again? It’s not like I don’t know it’s coming. But every year, I end up buying presents two days before Christmas day, running fifteen minutes late to Christmas church services, and stress out over it. This year, I am determined to be early for the holidays so I… Read More
Hello, my lovely Litterateurs! It’s the last Wednesday of the month and you know what that means? It’s book review time! This month’s TBR (to be read)/CR (currently reading) list is short but sweet and is a mix of non-fiction and fiction.