December 31, 2012 archive

The Best Books I Read In 2012

In 2012 my reading took me into the lives of Japanese-American women during WWII; introduced me to a fascinating family on the edge of an Indian Reservation in North Dakota; chilled me with the harsh Minnesota winter of a nineteenth century logging town; opened my eyes to the horror of labor service camps in Hungary, …

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A New Year, A New Plan – Reading in 2013

I am happy to welcome 2013 and it is my goal to make reading more enjoyable with less stress this year. Twenty-twelve was a tough year for me personally with the loss of my dad and my sister back in treatment for her cancer. I found myself craving “me” time and wanting to do the …

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2012 Reading Wrap-Up

It is the last day of 2012…and so I feel compelled to crunch the numbers for a reading wrap-up! Twenty-twelve was an interesting year for me with personal challenges and losses and a new focus on my latest obsession: quilting and sewing. I read 38 fewer books and nearly 10,000 fewer pages than in 2011, …

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