“Life is bearable when you have someone to write, and someone who writes you back. Even if it's just one person.” ― Eunjin Jang Six hours north of my life in Ohio, there is a quaint, humble home on the Western side of Michigan where, for fourteen indulgent days in the middle of July, my family … Continue reading Writing Letters in the Age of Coronavirus
“Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.” ~Plato Since its official declaration in 1996, poetry has been celebrated nationally during the month of April. Though I cannot recall how old I was when I first fell hard for the words of poetry, I do know that my affinity for reading poems began at a … Continue reading Celebrating and Discovering Poetry in April: National Poetry Month
"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are." – Mason Cooley In times of great distress, I return to reading books of comfort and peace, great story-telling with an apparent gentleness, seeking out words that foster encouragement and joy, and stories of triumph over incredible odds. When life … Continue reading Searching for Words of Comfort and Peace During the Coronavirus Pandemic
“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”—Jeannette Walls One of the most beautiful occurrences that develop when spring turns to summer and school days end and unstructured ones begin, is the sudden emergence of free time for which to partake in pleasurable pursuits of our own choosing. … Continue reading Summer Reads of 2019
Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card. – Marc Brown My children were some of the lucky ones still able to savor this President’s Day as a holiday. I’ve heard of so many schools (my nieces’ and nephew’s, included) who had to trade their holiday for a make-up day due to an … Continue reading Library Lot: President’s Day 2019
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we believe we left without having lived them, those we spent with a favorite book. ― Marcel Proust, Days of Reading Welcome to Book Joy, my family’s blog dedicated to our shared love of reading books. We're so glad you are here with … Continue reading Meet the Joyful Reader Family
The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library. —Albert Einstein Visiting our local public library marks a true measure of enjoyment for myself and my clan. My husband visits the library closest to his place of employment just about every week for new reading material, audio books to … Continue reading Our devotion to the local public library
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” ― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life Welcome to Book Joy where my family and I, all avid readers, will write about and share our affinity for books. We are happy to invite you … Continue reading Welcome to Book Joy!