It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/25/18

On the blog: A slice about the problem with travel (it’s probably not what you think!) In reading: Stacy McAnulty’s The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl is one of my favorite middle-grade novels that I’ve read this year. It’s about Lucy, who acquired math genius when she was struck by lightning as a child. She has…

The Problem with Travel: Slice of Life #sol18

The problem with travel, of course, is that cats must stay home. I know there are cats who travel, because I’ve read the books. Peter Gethers’s The Cat Who Went to Paris, for example, which I read when it was first published in 1992, convinced me I needed a traveling cat, preferably a Scottish fold.…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/18/18

On the blog: A round-up of a few articles and blog posts from around the web that I really enjoyed A slice about my love for oddball roadside attractions In reading: An odd little book that I really liked. Bob is a green creature dressed in a chicken suit who has been hiding out in…

World’s Largest Prairie Dog Statue: Slice of Life #sol18

There are many reasons why I love living in South Dakota, and one of them is definitely its high number of oddball roadside attractions. Life-sized or near-life-sized or just really, really large dinosaur replicas abound. (I drove by three of them yesterday, and I wasn’t even trying.) There is a whole “palace” made of corn.…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/11/18

On the blog: Some thoughts on bookmatchmaking and the art of the readalike A review of Pernille Ripp’s professional development book, Passionate Readers In reading: Educated is not the kind of book I usually read. It’s harrowing, for one, and tells a survival story so strange and so unique to the author’s family and situation…