June 5, 2019

Note: I read plenty of books I don't wind up reviewing, and sometimes I even remember to keep track of them. If I loved a book so much I can't stand it, I'll mark it with asterisks. Please feel free to make suggestions!

July 2019:

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler (contem...

July 18, 2017

I'm back! Summer always unglues me, what with the heat and all the travel and the thousands of children running around and the alcohol. (Not that those last two are related.) What I lack in productivity and executive functioning skills, however, I make up for in readin...

December 21, 2016

It was the best of years and the worst of years. My crazy dream is one step closer to reality— I signed with a fabulous literary agent and sold my novel to the world’s biggest publisher in 2016. But someone I love died unexpectedly, the world still seethes in a stew of...

October 12, 2016

Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer: A Jewish family in DC confronts a crisis. A BIG book in all senses of the word: it’s an undertaking. Will affect you… some people love it, some people hate it. I haven't read any of his other books, and I'm thinking I should.

Commonwea...

August 5, 2016

Bear with me, because at first this is going to sound like a hard sell. I want you to read about the torture of twins at Auschwitz, the suppression of women in Afghanistan, and the straight-up nerdy field of geobiology. I know about half of you stopped reading after th...

July 4, 2016

Happy Birthday, 'Merica! In an ideal world, we'd all be relaxing seaside with a great book today, am I right? In case you need inspiration, here's my list of recently-read and currently-reading books. I'm trying a new thing on the site: links for purchasing the books....

July 1, 2016

A friend recently suggested I should compile a list of book recommendations for Father’s Day gifts. Owing to extreme domestic dysfunction (i.e. my children are out of school for the summer) this list is rolling in a little late. But it’s a great idea! Thank you, Ali Kr...

June 2, 2016

I won the dork lottery this year: my beloved local library system asked me to accompany them to this May’s BEA conference, held in Chicago. In case you aren't familiar with it, BEA stands for BookExpo America, and it defines itself as the leading book and author event...

April 19, 2016

My household got slaughtered last week by a vicious, soul-sucking GI virus similar to Ebola. I zombied around without sleep for 898 straight hours, while enduring a constant spray of foul bodily fluids from whichever prostrated child I was holding, trying not to whine...

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