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5 Books That Got Me Reading

I’ve read a lot of books. Thousands of books. I have loved a lot of them, hated some of them, ...

Teaching My Husband to Read

I married a guy who didn’t crack a book ’til he was 30.  Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. ...

10 Adventure Novels to Die For

Is there anything better than a great adventure novel? Here are ten (plus a few extra recommendations) to add to ...

Jo March Have I Loved: On Identifying With Fictional Women

Reading has always been an escape for me, as I imagine it is for most readers. As such, I used ...

Literary Tourism: A Book Lover’s Guide to Road Tripping Up California’s Coast

My California is a state that’s best lived outdoors, with a book or two in your backpack. There is much ...

Genre Kryptonite: A Girl and Her Dolphins

My cousins and I engaged in some depressingly stimulating conversation round the Christmas table: someone brought up the movie Blackfish, ...

50 Books to Read Before You’re 11 3/4: Readers’ Picks

A little while ago, I posted my selections for half of the 50 Books to Read Before You’re 11 3/4, ...