To Kill a Mockingbird


What I Read This Summer

My dear friend Andi is on her honeymoon and she asked me to guest post for her today. Isn’t she nice? My first priority was to read To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. The last time I had read it, I was in seventh grade, with an overactive imagination […]


Why I Read 1

Frau Diller was a sharp-edged woman with fat glasses and a nefarious glare. She developed this evil look to discourage the very idea of stealing from her shop which she occupied with soldierlike posture, a refrigerating voice, and even breath that smelled like “heil Hitler.” The shop itself was white […]


Reading Southern 1

The books. The books I read when I was pregnant with all three of my babies told me: breastfeed*, trust yourself, and read to your babies. Those are still my top three bits of advice for expectant parents. Books are integral around these here parts. When my kids get excited […]