Our Reading Lives features stories about how books and reading have shaped who we are and how we live.
In 2013, The Guardian suggested reading aloud was coming back into fashion. That might be an overstatement. But, in our family's life, it fills an emotional and entertainment niche that nothing else does.
When it's not about putting them behind glass, keeping them pristine, and trying not to destroy books we cherish. When loving a book is about writing in the margins and leaving it in public spaces.
A new year means new reading goals and anticipating exciting new books. But what do you do with the books that you started the previous year and are still trying to finish?
One woman discusses the collections and exhibitions of her two favorite libraries in the world: The British Library and the Newberry Library