Autumn Plans & Winter Reads

“There are adventures of the spirit and one can travel in books and interest oneself in people and affairs. One need never be dull as long as one has friends to help, gardens to enjoy and books in the long winter evenings.” D. E. Stevenson, Listening Valley I read somewhere that the season of AutumnContinue reading “Autumn Plans & Winter Reads”

Read A Book Day

Sunday, September 6, 2020 is Read a Book Day, which came into being somewhere at the end of the decade that ushered in the 21st century. I read that the Read a Book Day may have been first recommended by a librarian thinking to interest children to read. And as librarians are known for brilliantContinue reading “Read A Book Day”

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”  Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! In our deepest memories of childhood, there is a moment when we meet someone, other than beloved parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc., who will influence the trajectory of our life. ForContinue reading “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”

Six Million Kindle Books

There are over 6 Million Kindle books. How do I know? Today, I searched’s Kindle store and found the answer on the bottom, left side of the page.  If you look closely you will discover that the page lists 1-16 of over 6,000,000 results for Kindle Store.  And I imagine that a future searchContinue reading “Six Million Kindle Books”

There is a Difference

I am convinced that we read more now than ever before.  But it’s different. Paper is no longer the medium of choice.  News comes to my iPhone, my books are delivered via the ubiquitous cables to my Kindle and Kobo.  Even my beloved public library lends books over Internet channels. I listen to audiobooks onContinue reading “There is a Difference”