Monthly Archives: August 2015

Current Inspirations: Flannery O’Connor

Do you ever go through a phase where you’re mildly obsessed with one writer? A few years ago it was Thomas Hardy, but I’m in a big Flannery O’Connor phase right now. It started last year when I read a biography and most of her short stories as part of my 50 book goal. The […]

Moby Dick

“Ah, God! what trances of torments does that man endure who is consumed with one unachieved revengeful desire. He sleeps with clenched hands; and wakes with his own bloody nails in his palms.” Each time I’ve completed my 50 book goal I try to include a book that is a challenge for me in some […]

Back to School Reading List

Do you hear that? It’s the sound children dread–the approach of the new school year. Soon school buses will be rolling along their routes and students will be opening fresh notebooks and sharpening new pencils. Maybe it’s the teacher in me coming out, but I just love the school supplies and the excitement of meeting […]