Category Archive: reading

A Real-Life Hunger Games?

By real-life, I mean reality TV… The New York Post reported this week that the CW is casting for a reality show based on Suzanne Collins’s book series. In “The Hunt” teams of two… Continue reading

Fashion Book Frenzy

I just started Empress of Fashion, a biography of Diana Vreeland that my roommate Christina gave me for Christmas. It’s one of three fashion memoirs/biographies I’m dying to read this year. So far, I… Continue reading

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

Last February, some friends and I started a book club. So far it’s been quite a success–we have read some great books, had lots of interesting discussions, and consumed many pizzas and bottles… Continue reading

Writers Who Inspire: Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

I had never read “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” one of J.D. Salinger’s most famous short stories, and I definitely regret waiting so long to read this collection. I love writing short stories, and… Continue reading

Anxiety: Mounting Magazines

I read a lot of magazines. And by a lot I mean that if I’m not careful, my bedroom starts to look like the periodicals section of a bookstore (stray coffee cups included).… Continue reading

Local Girls by Alice Hoffman (or, on reading two books at once)

So, I wouldn’t say that starting my reading challenge with Winter’s Tale was a failure. I would say that it has presented challenges so far. It’s heavy, which means I’m not carrying it around… Continue reading

The Kickoff Book: Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

I’m starting my reading challenge with Mark Helprin’s Winter’s Tale. The hefty tome has been sitting on my bookshelf for quite a while; my friend Jeremy recommended it to me a few years ago. He… Continue reading