Category Archives: books

Magical Journey – in paperback, and a giveaway

At the end of this post, there are details on how to win a copy of Magical Journey!   I am republishing this review in honor of Magical Journey’s paperback release.  Please leave a comment to be entered to win a free copy! To say that I was excited to read Katrina Kenison’s new book, Magical […]

Books: always the best gift

Books are always, without exception, my go-to gift.  Christmas is coming up, so I have some stacks downstairs, but I also turn to book for birthdays, hostess gifts, and sometimes for no reason at all.  Today on Great New Books I discuss my absolute favorite book of 2013, but I wanted to also share a […]

The HerStories Project

My friends are vitally important to me.  I’ve written about them ad nauseum, from examination of which points in life are the most fertile for making friends to love letters to my sister, my first friend.  I write less about the messy moments in my friendships, but rest assured, I have those too. I am […]

Women At Risk

It’s been a pleasure to meet many online friends in real life.  One of my favorites is Christine Koh, whose site Boston Mamas I am happy to contribute to.  Christine and I are the same age, we live in the same city, we have daughters who are contemporaries, and she is just all-around fantastic.  She […]

Ready for Air – and a giveaway!

I dove into Kate Hopper’s Ready for Air eagerly, knowing already that I love her voice and fascinated to read about her experience delivering and mothering a preemie, and I was not disappointed.  The fact that Kate makes so specific a story universally relatable speaks to her power as a writer.  She uses her personal […]

Two of my favorite things: books & surveys

Katie Noah Gibson’s blog always makes me smile.  It also makes me wish I could read faster, more, more more.  She writes thoughtful book reviews and inspiring posts about her town (which is also my town!).  I loved this “bookish survey” which combines two of my great loves – books and lists of random minutiae […]

Still Writing

I’ve been waiting for Still Writing for a long time, ever since Dani first mentioned her new project to our class, sitting in her living room, surrounded by books.  Oh, those books!  Those books, alphabetized by author’s name and categorized by type, over which my eyes glided so many times during the hours I was […]

Delight in Everyday Moments

I am really happy to be at Raising Loveliness today, sharing a couple of things lately that have caused me to gasp and think: what a wonderful world. Becky is today launching a free ebook called Awakening Wonder:  Discovering Delight in Everyday Moments.  I am genuinely honored to be a contributor.  Learn more about it […]

Early Decision

I have known Lacy Crawford a long, long time.  We met our freshman year in college and both, I think, recognized a kindred spirit.  We shared long walks on our campus’s tow path, an awareness of how the texture of light changes throughout a day and throughout a year, a deep respect for the solstice, […]

Parallel

I couldn’t wait to read my friend Lauren Miller’s debut novel, Parallel.  I was already wowed by what I knew of Lauren’s story, that she’d written the first draft of this book during her daughter’s infancy.  Then, I read Parallel and found it an entirely engrossing, tremendously fun experience. Parallel is a compulsively readable story […]