Welcome to Read, Write, Roam


Here I am in the Badlands, August 2011.

Hi, I’m Marnie and welcome to my blog. I’m a mag editor living in NYC and I love exploring my city, dreaming up adventures and then traveling around the U.S. and the world, and of course, reading and writing. Here I’ll chronicle my local and not-so-local excursions and also a reading challenge I’ve set up for myself: 50 books in 2013. (See The 2013 50-Book Challenge for more on that.)

Why books and travel in one place? Because to me (and I imagine, to many) they are so intrinsically linked that focusing solely on one would be purposefully ignoring the other. (Also, I couldn’t choose a single topic.) We travel and read to explore the world, to better know ourselves, to gain understanding of what it means to be human. We search for truth.

So, in 2013 (just hours away!) I plan to read a lot of books, write a lot of stories, see a bunch of new places, and share the best of it all here. Happy New Year!