World of Wonders

If I were still leading a book club, this discovery would be at the top of the list of “must read” books! The World of Wonder: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Milkweed Editions, 2020) was named “Book of the Year” by Barnes and Noble and is listed on … More World of Wonders

Summer Reading List

My summer reading began early this year. In recent posts, I shared some of the books that inspired me. Now, I am compiling my next round of reading. Of these, one I finished this week, two I expect in today’s mail, one is on a waiting list with the bookstore, and one I will order … More Summer Reading List

Sauntering

Sauntering may be my new favorite word! To saunter means “to walk leisurely with no apparent aim” or “to walk along in a slow and relaxed manner” or I suppose, as in the image, “to float along with the current.” I have been sauntering for most of the summer. Now that our fall programs have … More Sauntering

Summer Reading

In these already very hot days of summer, the only living thing that thrives on my lanai is this desert rose plant. Even early mornings and late evenings are too hot for rocking and reading. However, in the cooler interior, I have been making the time for reading books that I will suggest for my … More Summer Reading