The book club I belong to has been meeting for 12 years now. It originated at the much beloved and much missed indie bookstore Well Fed Head, and after the owners closed shop, we still meet once a month at local bars to discuss books. My involvement in bookclubs has somehow expanded this summer, to at … Continue reading Well Fed Head
I'm a bit of an archivist. When I was in 10th grade, I kept track of every single outfit I wore, the entire year. It went something a bit like this: Big Dog shirt. Giant jeans. Doc Martin Mary Janes. Repeat. In 1993, I decided to start writing down every book I read, complete with … Continue reading 500 Books
Name: Laura McHugh Current City: Columbia, MO What did you want to be when you grew up? A writer. Though I had no idea how to go about doing that, and didn’t pursue it for many years. What are you now? Full-time novelist and mom How did you get to this point? I got a … Continue reading Q&A with Laura McHugh
It's been a long time since I've had the opportunity to take my child to work. Writing for frOlic magazine not only allows me to do that, but I also get to write about them too! In this recent issue, I contributed a handful of articles and illustrations, one of which my oldest child tagged … Continue reading frOlic Magazine Spring/Summer 2017 Issue
I get so greedy at the library. I read a new "must read" list and immediately add all the book suggestions to my queue. Except, usually the books show up faster than I can finish one. Currently I have waiting for me on my nightstand (amongst others): Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche - book club pick … Continue reading Friday Reads: Where to Begin?
Excuse me, little boy of mine, while I sit and ponder what your picture book is trying to say. By 8pm, I just want to turn off my brain and read THE GRUFFALO to you (the best picture book ever written, in my opinion), not something that inspires discussion and questions about life beyond life. … Continue reading Friday Reads: Existential Picture Books