Goodbye 2016, and don’t let the door hit you in the ass …

Terrible year (see these photos from 2016). Hope we have another year, but it's too much to hope that it won't be terrible.This is an image from 2016 I will cherish.  Next time I am in Colorado it will probably be a strip mine.I surpassed my goal of reading 50 books in 2016 and hit 73, including re-reads. I … Continue reading Goodbye 2016, and don’t let the door hit you in the ass …

Camp Miramichee Photo Book Now Available        The Girls of Spring River  Lyda Phillips editorThis photo book on the history of Camp Miramichee, a YWCA in Hardy, Arkansas, is now available in hard and soft cover in time for the venerable camp's 100th anniversary. Miramichee opened in 1916 and closed forever in 1989. … Continue reading

Common Yellowthroat, a Chapter16 essay about my parents when they started to bird and I started to drive.2016 Reading List:13. A Cup of Water under My Bed, Daisy Hernandez12. In the Labyrinth of Drakes, Marie Brennan11. The New Neighbor, Leah Stewart10. The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson9. Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Ed Tarkington8. Chasing the … Continue reading

Dibby Hill Awards: 2016 (and 2015)

Dibby Hill Book Awards 2016*As always these awards are based upon the books I read last year, regardless of their publication datesLiterary Novel: Did You Ever Have a Family, Bill CleggFantasy/Science Fiction: Grace of Kings, Ken LuiYoung Adult Novel: The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Emily M. DanforthMiddle-Grade Novel: Mark of the Dragonfly, Jaleigh JohnsonNon-Fiction: Night of … Continue reading Dibby Hill Awards: 2016 (and 2015)