December: Finishing strong with heavy hitters and award winners

When I made my master plan for reading 100 books in one year, I was counting on doing extra reading during the summer months. I forgot that between cycling, gardening, and making the most of the long days and beautiful weather, I actually have less time to read than I do during the school year….

Really, whose idea was February?

People love to hate on February. “The longest shortest month!” they say,  wishing to see the back end of it as quickly as possible. If you live in the northern climes, it can feel interminable, its creeping sunlight tempting you to fantasize about green lawns and trees in bloom*, which are still so far away….