Paying Attention

Attention is the beginning of devotion. ~ Mary Oliver I’ve written before about the importance of unplugging (and the difficulties of doing so) but friends, I’ve been taken by a deeper desire. In this case, the desire looks like moving to Ireland, living in a village where I raise my own food and barter with…
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WHOA, That’s a Lot of Books!

If you’re a consummate follower of LPL’s lists, then you may have noticed some whoppers hitting the web. I have almost finished putting together my list of 100 Great Books for Toddlers (waiting on some replacements) while others in the Youth Services Staff have put together some other great lists of 100 great books. But…
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The Great American Read

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. —George R.R. Martin I’m going to report this fact, though it hurts me to do so: in a recent Pew study, 24% of US adults said they had not read a book in the last year. (Okay, let’s…
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