We love words, and we do a lot of writing. OK, maybe it’s not so surprising that Shala spends a lot of time writing, since her job description is, after all, “writer.” But it turns out that Michael (an ICU doc and researcher) sometimes spends upwards of 40 hours a week knitting words together for articles, presentations, book chapters, grant applications, and lectures.
We also love books. At one point I arranged them all by color, just for an excuse to handle them and see what we had that I hadn’t read yet. Of course, we’ve moved a couple of times since then, and the color scheme has gotten lost.
Implementing and maintaining a Dewey Decimal or even a simple alphabetical-by-author system in a family whose book acquisition habits are most notable for their voracity is frankly impractical, so now we’re back to the “These sorts of books are in that room” and “Those sorts of books are more or less all over there” system.
Still, there you have it. We love books. We love writing. Blogging about books and writing (or books on writing) seemed only natural.