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How I Read: A Pictorial Guide to a Daily Routine

“What’s your favorite…?” was a common game among myself and my siblings when I was growing up. When it comes to the question What’s your favorite time of the day?, I don’t think my answer has changed at all over the years. It’s still: Reading time. I tease sometimes about how I guard my morning writing time with a flamethrower […]

My Top 10 Favorite Things From 2015

My time goes by in such a rush that I often look up at the beginning of a new year, stunned to realize the last year all but disappeared on me. One of my favorite things to do in January is look back on all the memories that stand out from the last year–while they’re still […]

7 Things I’m Listening To, Eating, and Wanting This Week

What’s got my attention this week? Book: The Ghosts of War by Lyn Alexander Two of my favorite reads from last year were the first two books in the Schellendorf series about a British expatriat who ends up as a conflicted career soldier in the German Army, during both the World Wars. The premise grabbed me immediately, and […]

6 Things I’m Reading, Watching, Doing This Week

What has my attention this week? Book: The End of Our Exploring by Matthew Lee Johnson I stumbled upon this book thanks to its first chapter being included in a free Kindle copy of G.K. Chesteron’s phenomenal philosophical gem Orthodoxy. It immediately captured my attention by addressing some of my favorite subjects: that of personal exploration, the […]

6 Things That Have My Attention This Week

What’s got my attention this week? Book: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer I’m always drawn to reboots of fairy tales, but they’re so seldom done with any verve that it’s always exciting to find the exception. I enjoyed the first installment in Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles, but the second–her sci-fi YA take on Little Red Riding Hood–is even […]

6 Things I’m Reading, Watching, Doing This Week

What’s got my attention this week? Book: Washington Square by Henry James I’m to the Js in my pursuit of the classic authors, and this early novel by James is surprising me with its darkly comic look at a hapless debutante. It’s a great example of what William C. Martell talks of in his book Your Idea Machine as the author […]