Elizabeth Bastos

Elizabeth Bastos has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, and writes at her blog 19th-Century Lady Naturalist. Follow her on Twitter: @elizabethbastos

Best Gardening Books for Lazy Gardeners

Gardening Books Have Changed My Aesthetic

Accessories for Nature and Science Book Lovers

On THE FRIEND by Sigrid Nunez and Doggos

The Importance of Being Earnest: Humor Writing Lodestone

Want to see what humor writing should look like? Re-visit The Importance of Being Earnest.

The Father-Son Relationship in The Remains of The Day

Haiku About Cherry Blossoms

Fortinbras The Dog In A Wrinkle In Time

Whiskey In A Teacup Inspired Me To Monogram

Reading In Medical Office Waiting Rooms

Musings on reading in medical office waiting rooms, how the reading materials offered could be improved, and some recommended reading.

Me and My Mother and The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock

Extreme Winter Reading: The Terror by Dan Simmons

On JOYFUL by Ingrid Fetell Lee

A reader shares some thoughts on JOYFUL by Ingrid Fetell Lee, discussing how simple aesthetic shifts can create joy.

“Be The Star That You Are”: GuRu by RuPaul

Pema Chodron’s Heart Advice for Difficult Times