Category Archive: reading

Mission Accomplished

Happy New Year! I’m happy to report that I accomplished my goal of reading 50 books in 2013. Here’s what I read this year: It wasn’t steadily paced at all–the Hunger Games trilogy… Continue reading

Best YA Books of the Year

I’m thisclose to finishing the 50-book challenge, but I still have to squeeze in 4 more books by New Years. My new catch up strategey: Read YA. My friends read tons of YA (it’s… Continue reading

National Book Awards: Which Longlist Books Have You Read?

An editor of mine once told me that when all the best books lists come out at the end of the year, she downloads free sample chapters for all of them to her Kindle. Then,… Continue reading

What Makes A Great Beach Read?

The folks at Mashable recently posted their 22 picks for summer reading. The multitude of these lists beg the question: What qualities makes a book worthy of the category “beach-read”? Here are my… Continue reading

Reading En-Route

I stumbled upon The Underground New York Public Library, Ourit Ben-Haim’s photo series of people reading on the NYC subway, last week via A Cup of Jo. The photos really capture that experience of finding… Continue reading

Books for the 20-Something

I’ve been seeing the Buzzfeed list of 65 books to read in your 20s posted everywhere lately. And I’m not surprised: Your relationship with books changes once you’ve put formal schooling behind you. Even if you’ve always… Continue reading

Seeing and Re-reading The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a perfect novel in many ways, and lots of people have different reasons for calling it their favorite. One of mine is this sentence: The city seen from the Queensboro… Continue reading

On Leaning In

Everywhere I go, people are talking about Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg’s manifesto to women who work and the men who work with them in the office and at home. My book group–a collection of… Continue reading

Sunshine in Central Park

Happy Monday! How did you enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend? I spent a good chunk of both days in the park–reading, chatting, strolling, and soaking up Spring. Photos courtesy of Christina Amoroso.

My first favorite book

Matilda, by Roald Dahl, was my first favorite book. (Well, maybe second, after Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti.) My dad read to me every night when I was a kid, and I completely credit my… Continue reading