8 Rules for a Great Book Club

8 Rules for a Great Book Club

8 Rules for a Great Book Club It’s been over four years since I started my book club, and may I say that it has been a raving success? We meet again tonight, and I am giddy with excitement. My son wanted to move into his new place today, and I put him off until...

A Piece of the World

Two days ago, I finished Christina Baker Kline’s novel A Piece of the World, based on the lives of two historical people who were friends. One was celebrated for his work as a painter. The other is known for her role in his most famous painting. I am still so...

Top 12 Book Club Reads

I started a book club in 2013 and invited several bibliophiles to join me so that I would read at least 1 book per month for pleasure. Having spent the previous couple decades teaching English, I was an avid reader, but I found that most of my reading time was spent...
12 resolutions everyone can make

12 resolutions everyone can make

It’s time to turn over a new leaf–start something new–resolve to change. That’s what we do at New Years. Resolutions can be frightening and stressful, so I am seeking to be positive in my approach this year. Instead of focusing on what I should...
Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life

Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life

It happened–first C. S. Lewis Book Club meeting. We stepped into Jack Lewis’ life as heartbroken son, withdrawn schoolboy, presumptuous intellectual, humbled believer. Our club was a success! Encouragement, challenge, introspection, light! Just like I...

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