Reading Addict

The "To Read" List by Cindy Hulsey

I don’t know about you, but my “to read” list is completely out of control. I keep adding titles to the list (which I keep on my “for later” list in TCCL’s catalog—you should try it if you aren’t already taken advantage of that terrific feature), but never manage to actually read them. Oh, well, it makes me feel better just seeing them there, knowing that I’ve captured them online and that they can’t easily escape me.

The Invention of Wings by Cindy Hulsey

Sue Monk Kidd’s latest book, The Invention of Wings, is a moving novel narrated by two remarkable women; Sarah Grimke, the daughter of slave-holding parents in early 18th century Charleston, and Handful, the house slave who is presented as a gift to Sarah on her eleventh birthday.

Once Upon a Time by Rebecca Howard

Before my niece could speak a full sentence, she knew the phrase “once upon a time.” She would walk over to me holding a book in one hand and sit on my lap. As I opened the book, she would begin “once upon a time,” which I must confess sounded a bit more like “uns-uponna-tie.” Darling, right? But also incredibly powerful.

The Philosophy of the Arcane . . . and Bicycles by Nick Abrahamson

The Cyclist Conspiracy by Svetislav Basara is difficult to review because it's not so much a novel, in that the 'story' is a smattering of journal articles, poems, epistles, universal omniscient narration, historical documents, illustrations and biographies of the Little Brothers of the Evangelical Bicyclists of the Rose Cross (a nod to the Rosicrucian secret society, i believe).

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by Cindy Hulsey

It seems like everyone I know is in a book group, sometimes more than one. This is undoubtedly good news. Book clubs are an excellent opportunity for people to read carefully, think deeply, and interact intelligently. Reading is not a solitary endeavor. I suppose it can be, but the experience becomes richer when you develop new ideas, self-awareness, and empathetic enlightenment while reading and can share that transformative experience with others.

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