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Book Notes October 2020

Woman reading (portrait of the artist’s wife) by Ivan Kramskoi 1. Battle Ground by Jim Butcher Latest in the Dresden Files series, Battle Ground didn’t disappoint. The Dresden Files is a rare series that isn’t getting even a little bit tired...

Rosemary Sutcliff on Learning to Read

It seems to me now surprising that with so much else going on, I was also having lessons. Or more truthfully, sitting through lessons with practically nothing to show for them afterwards. That was not my mother’s fault. She tried so hard; she had...

Picture Books from the Library

Our library is open again! Right now you can’t browse the stacks or linger or use the computers, but you can put books on hold and pick them up and drop them off. And they do have a couple shelves of new releases set up near the checkout that...

Once More to the Lake

Thanks to E.B. White for the title, which comes from an essay that I love. But this post isn’t really about White or his essay. I’m just stealing it because it’s what’s in my head. I’m slow to get this post from my head...

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