Maybe you’re like me

A year or so ago a friend in a private Facebook group made up of mostly Midwestern, Christ-following protestant/evangelical/questioning white folks challenged the group’s membership to read books by or about people other than mostly Midwestern, Christ-following protestant/evangelical/questioning white folks. Just two years ago I realized how much I favored male authors over women afterContinue reading “Maybe you’re like me”

This Week in Books and Words and Legos

It’s a big week for me as I head up north to the Festival of Faith and Writing. I┬álove this conference, and at this year’s event, besides hanging out with a boatload of truly excellent people, I get to meet my agent face-to-face. I’m also going to be reading at One Poet, One Poem, andContinue reading “This Week in Books and Words and Legos”

Night Driving, On the Road

Every once in a while, I get an itch to up and leave. After high school, after bickering with my parents over something, I yell-cried-sung with my boyfriend to Tim McGraw, “Take me away from here / make it seem like we’re a million miles away / another time, another place.” He was my sureContinue reading “Night Driving, On the Road”

You Should Read This, and This, and This

I’m now working from home two days a week–which is fabulous–but it is impeding the pace at which I get through my audiobooks. Cry me a river. The things I have to give up for work-life balance, I tell you what. The balance of being in the office three days a week and out twoContinue reading “You Should Read This, and This, and This”

War and Peace and Devotion and David and Goliath

At the beginning of the year, I set a goal to read 12 books in 2015. That’s one a month – totally reasonable, I figured. I like to read. That was before I discovered audiobooks. I finished two books yesterday – Devotion by Dani Shapiro and War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. I’ve always wantedContinue reading “War and Peace and Devotion and David and Goliath”