Spot the Pomegranate

Hi, everybody!  Spot is currently is week #17 of his or her existence.   According to the internet, that makes Spot roughly the size of a pomegranate.  Personally, I’ve never understood the reason that babies in utero are compared to food.  Perhaps sizes of food items are more regular somewhere else in the world, but around Read More …

Bookish Questions – How do you store your books?

How do you store your books? I recently sold my beloved bookshelf to make some room in what will soon be little Spot‘s room.  It was my favorite piece of furniture in the entire house, but it was also massive.  The space it lived was literally the only wall large enough to hold it that Read More …

Introducing Spot

For those of you who might have missed the announcement buried inside this week’s Bookish Questions post, My husband and I are expecting a baby this April.   I had to go in for a super early ultrasound due to some previous complications.  The ultrasound showed that everything was good, and the baby was right Read More …

Bookish Questions – What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?

What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves? The most surprising thing you would find on my bookshelves today are the children’s books.  No, I don’t mean the children’s classics, like The Wind in the Willows, that I often reread.  I’m talking about actual children’s books.  Things like, If you Give a Read More …

Coffee Talk – Around the House

It’s harvest time, which means the air is full of corn dust and all I want to do is sneeze.  That mean’s I’m spending most of my time inside for the next few weeks, but I am still enjoying watching the ducks for a while every day. We’ve lost a few ducks to predators since Read More …

Bookish Questions – If you could require the next president to read one book…

If you could require the next president to read one book, what would it be? It’s election year here in the US. The two major parties have selected their candidates, and one of them will most likely be the next president.  Last night was the first official debate between the two candidates.  My husband and Read More …

Bookish Questions – Favorite series?

What is your favorite series? Picking a favorite series is almost as hard as picking a favorite book.  Almost, but not quite.  I have two series that I genuinely love for what they meant to me as a child.  The first is Nancy Drew, a series about a brilliant girl detective who always solves her Read More …