Showing posts from October, 2018

All Hallows Poem: Mr. Macklin's Jack O'Lantern


Summer Reading: Did You Make it Count?

Summer is officially over in the Northern Hemisphere, and I have mixed feelings about that. On one hand, it means more time indoors curled up with books. On the other hand, winter is coming. But let's not focus on that just yet. Let's talk books. I did not gobble them up like a glutton, as I have in years past. Instead, I read in fits and starts, trying out (and rejecting) title after title until I found one that fit. More often than not, I found YA novels helped smooth out the snags, and I was able to read steadily for a while before I floundered around for another book. I am a firm believer in jettisoning books that don't work for the reader. Nothing against the book: my friend Carole has read books I have been unable to get into — but I'll try again. (And thank heavens for that, or I would have missed The Dinner and Less .) So, without further ado, here is what I read during the 2018 summer reading program from May 25 to September 23: The Public L