I love reading, I love writing, and I love talking about both of them. Call of Kairos is a place to reflect on creating and consuming the written word. Look for book reviews, thoughts on writing, and analysis of publishing industry news.
I’m an avid reader with eclectic tastes. Although I’m an adult, I enjoy reading young adult and middle grade novels. I also dabble with non-fiction, the occasional literary fiction, and whatever else cries out “read me!” from the shelf. I think that although books are usually read alone, they’re best appreciated with the insights of others, so please feel free to comment.
I’ve named this blog Call of Kairos because I’ve always been a Madeline L’Engle fan, and her definition of chronos versus kairos stuck with me. Both words are translated as “time” in English, but have distinct meanings in Greek. Chronos is the everyday time we check on wristwatches, but kairos is a moment that takes us outside of time, a moment when we lose ourselves and regular time is utterly forgotten. When a book captures our imaginations and hours slip by unheeded, we’re in kairos. Likewise, when a writer is gripped by words and immersed in beauty, kairos is at hand.