Another take on the New Year’s resolution– and on our reading addictions!


Dear Readers,

How many people are lying in bed on a Saturday morning with a kid’s biography about Madame Marie  Curie?  Let me know if you did that this morning, please. I bought that book for a pre-teen, but wow!  What a story!  I berated myself for never learning about this incredible Polish woman until now and I’m …  age sixty-four.  There are so many good books to read still.

I read books before I give them to kids–are they too hard?  Too easy?  Maybe not appropriate for the age of the reader?  And… I have to admit that many books for young people are darn interesting. Did you know that rich people used radium water as mouthwash until jaws started to rot?  That radium was put in lipsticks and suppositories?

I saw a Facebook post that encouraged people to read MORE in 2015.  I didn’t clasp that advice to my bosom.  I was thinking that…

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