Starting the new year right

Way back in October, I asked for pictures of your favorite reading spots.  (Click here to read the blog post.)  And then I got busy and FORGOT ALL ABOUT IT!  Gak!  Where are my marbles?

New Year’s weekend seems like a good time to revisit this subject.  Here’s my favorite spot to read:


It’s the armchair in the corner of my office.  I’ve written every single one of my books in this chair, and I’m sitting in it right now as I write this blog post.

Now here’s a photo from one of you:

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Looking good, Alexandra!  And hey, I approve of your reading material.  ❤

Anybody else have a photo of a favorite reading spot to share with the rest of us?  Be sure and ask your parents for permission first.  I’ll only post your first name, or you can be anonymous if you prefer.  Leave a comment below if you want me to jump in, and I’ll get in touch via email to retrieve the photo from you.

I’ll leave you with one more picture.  This hilarious mug arrived in the mail today — a Christmas present from my sister!  She knows me only too well…








Nurturing a love of reading

Darsa Morrow, fellow Betsy-Tacy fan and fellow mother of boys, has a thoughtful and impassioned blog post today on the vital spark that reading aloud ignites in our children, ensuring a life-long love of reading.  (Click here to read it.)

Good stuff, Darsa.  Certainly proved true in our house — and I have the picture to prove it!

My husband reading to our younger son -- check out that '80s hair!