Why I Love Books: August Roundup

September 2, 2011 • 2 Comments August gets a bad rap as the month of withering lawns, miserable heat, and end-of-summer ennui. An article published in Slate actually argued that it should be abolished from the year altogether. Before you start…


April 29, 2011

Why I Love Books April Roundup

2 Comments April 29, 2011 • 2 Comments I don’t know where you are, geographically, dear reader, but these North Carolinian “April Showers” would be better described as “April Tornado Warnings.” Well, they ARE tornado warnings. The rain has been sporadic and steaming…


March 31, 2011

Why I Love Books March Roundup

3 Comments March 31, 2011 • 3 Comments   I don’t know about you, but it seemed like “March Madness” extended beyond basketball this year. 1. Date a Girl Who Reads. Last month I featured an essay by a man warning against dating…


March 1, 2011

Why I Love Books February Roundup

2 Comments March 1, 2011 • 2 Comments I always get anxious when writing the word “February.” There are just so many ways it can go wrong. It’s like “Wednesday.” Very confusing. And does anyone really pronounce that first “r”? We should just…


October 21, 2010

Why I Love English Teachers

1 Comment October 21, 2010 • 1 Comment 1. I had my first shameless obsession with an English teacher when I was in kindergarten. Of course, she was also the craft maker and the hand holder and the nap enforcer, but I knew…


August 31, 2010

Why-I-Love-Books August Roundup

1 Comment August 31, 2010 • 1 Comment au·gust adj. Inspiring awe or admiration; majestic: the august presence of the monarch. Venerable for reasons of age or high rank. . All the other months are defined by placement in the line-up and characterized…


July 30, 2010

Why-I-Love-Books July Roundup

1 Comment July 30, 2010 • 1 Comment Let’s be honest. Does anyone really love July? I mean, there’s a reason “Hotter than July” is a saying. Because no one can really imagine anything hotter than July. If you’re in the West, it…


June 30, 2010

June’s Why-I-Love-Books Roundup

3 Comments June 30, 2010 • 3 Comments Ah, June. One of the great, transitional months. Spring becomes Summer. The wool coats get packed away. Everybody moves up a grade, except for the graduates, who get ready to move out. And we officially…


May 31, 2010

May’s Why-I-Love-Books Roundup

4 Comments May 31, 2010 • 4 Comments May is a fantastic month. Not like cold February or boring September: it’s got spunk. The weather turns warm and the flowers bloom and the mosquitoes start breeding . . .  Here in America, we…


May 14, 2010


1 Comment May 14, 2010 • 1 Comment 1. Gearing Up. Admit it: half the fun of every hobby is getting the tricked-out gear. And just when you thought you had the latest in clippable LED book-illuminating technology–Check out this glowing nightlight/bookmark for…