Motherhood // Sheila Heti

“How can we know how it will go for us, us ambivalent women of thirty-seven?  On the one hand, the joy of children.  On the other hand, the misery of them.  On the one hand, the freedom of not having children.  On the other hand, the loss of never having had them- but what is […]

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McNally Jackson, New York

SoHo’s McNally Jackson is one of the most aesthetic and best-curated indie bookstores I’ve ever visited.  Sure, the employees are the most hipster (read: the rudest) you’ll find, but that comes with the territory of being an independent bookstore in one of New York City’s trendiest areas. I visited McNally Jackson on a Wednesday afternoon […]

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Less // Andrew Sean Greer

I think it’s pretty safe to say that Less shocked everyone when it won last year’s Pulitzer.  The Pull-it-sir winner heard ’round the world… is a comedic break-up novel about a middle-aged gay man who travels the world Jules-Verne-style?  You betcha!! From the back cover: You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty.  A […]

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2019 Reading Goals

Happy 2019!  I don’t normally make New Year’s resolutions, because I think they’re generally forgotten past January, but this year I thought I’d try something new and set some reading goals for myself.  I never like to set a goal for the amount of books I read per year, because I hate that added pressure […]

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2018 Bookshelf

I read 37 books in 2018, 17 of which were debut novels, and 30 written by women. Little Fires Everywhere, read beside the fireplace to ring in the new year // The Queen of Hearts, read in the sunroom with full view of the winter wonderland outside // Everything Here is Beautiful, read during a […]

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