Books Read in 2018

At the beginning of 2018 I created a visual “bookshelf” in my bullet journal to record the books I read and make some notes about them. Looking back at my year, assuming I actually recorded every book I read, I read 28 books (not counting children’s...

Memoir Pick – Educated

One of the hottest memoirs of the year at Content Bookstore (and, I suspect, at bookstores all over the country) is Educated by Tara Westover. I read this book before it was published (I got an advance reader copy/ARC) and knew right away based on the amazing story...

Favorite Fiction Pick – The Summer Wives

I’m going to be posting some of my favorite books from 2018 here on my blog in the weeks to come! As you likely know, I work at an independent bookstore – Content Bookstore in Northfield, Minnesota. I love that I am surrounded by books at work and at home...

A Community Reading

I’m excited to announce that I get to read an essay written by my friend, Joy Riggs, at a Community Reading taking place in Northfield at Imminent Brewing on Friday, June 1st beginning at 5:00 p.m. Joy would normally read her own essay but will be out of town...

Poetry Morning

The last several days have been full of many wonderful moments and also way too many tough ones. It’s life. It’s not always easy. I’m feeling overwhelmed. I am feeling like I am failing on several levels – parenting and being a kind spouse high...

Reading Past my Bedtime

I was up way past my bedtime last night finishing an advance reader copy of Saints for All Occasions, a novel by J. Courtney Sullivan which will be on sale May 9, 2017. I confess, I stayed up past my bedtime reading this book the night before last, too. And was...