The first time I encountered Anne Lamott, I was in college. I was living on campus during the summer but there were no classes so I was able to finally read for the joy of it all. I’d decided to pick up a copy of Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz because that’s what everyone was … Continue reading Feeling Known
A few years ago I introduced a friend of mine to a larger group of friends. She could have just said, "Nice to meet you all" and left it at that but the first thing she said to the group was, "Libby helped me to love my body and I'm forever thankful for that." I was … Continue reading Love the One You’re With
I learned recently that I'm a really, really slow reader--at least according to this super unofficial online quiz that I took a few months ago. I'm a reader. I love books. I love to be reading. I always have at least one book that I'm in the middle of and 200 others on my TBR … Continue reading What Are You Reading?
Today is International Women's Day and I feel conflicted. I know that many out there are celebrating A Day Without a Woman by staying home from jobs and not engaging in paid or unpaid work. I think that's awesome--we all need to resist in whatever way makes sense to us. And I know that those … Continue reading Women Supporting Women on International Women’s Day
Heartburn is a story about heartache. The story takes place over the course of a few weeks starting when Rachel—our main character, is seven months pregnant with her second child. She talks about how the worst part of pregnancy has been the heartburn. We talk about heartburn in the medical sense and the metaphorical sense. … Continue reading Virtual Book Club: “Heartburn” by Nora Ephron