Introducing The Girls Who Read Book Club

This week was the first week of an online book club I started called "The Girls Who Read" featuring entertaining and interesting books we love. I know most of you love to read, so feel free to jump into the club at any time. I hope you'll email me any ideas or suggestions on what we should read next. (For more info, scroll down to the FAQ section.)...more

My Reading List

I'm the type of person who always has a stack of books taller than me on my reading list.  I've got a bookshelf in my room filled mostly with books I haven't read yet, about 20 samples on my iPad, and a Goodreads account with more books than I can remember.  Somehow though, I always want more books.  I'm always looking for that one that's going to be can't-put-it-down, change-your-life kind of a book, so my list keeps growing....more

Butterflies in the sky? No, they are on my phone

As a parent, I admit to having a certain amount of nostalgia for my childhood. I would like to think this is because I had a wonderful childhood (thanks, Mom!), but I also know that it is because familiarity breeds comfort....more

summer reading

I was a huge reader when I was a kid but I typically read books of the non-literature variety. Think Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley High, Goosebumps, etc. I finally started reading "real" books when I was in high school and college. For fun! Now I do a mix of classics, non fiction and new fiction. So here's what I've been reading lately....more

The Joys of Joining a Book Club

Millions of people love to read – and, for the most part, it’s a solitary activity.  Reading is relaxing, it’s educational and you can do it almost anywhere (even while exercising on a treadmill — see my previous blog post)....more

Celebrate Summer with Great Books

It’s officially summer!  For me, that means spending any available leisure time with a good book by a pool or body of water.  Here are some of the books on my summer reading list.I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb...more
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The 3 Books That Will Change Your Life

For a while now I've been talking about sharing some of my favorite books on here.  It probably goes without saying given that I am a freelance journalist and I write a blog, but just in case - I love reading.  I love the books that grab my soul, and don't let go - the kind that I'm never able to forget. Eventually, I'd like to delve into more book reviews, but for today, I want to share my all-time favorite books* - the ones that I've never forgotten, and probably never will.  The ones that, for better or worse, have most certainly changed me....more

Library Scavenger Hunt

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Can You Even Read?

You know what would be super great.......if people would read.You know you see this daily:"Um, where's the {insert obviously I haven't read the sign marking it} section?""Are the pictures just for inspiration, or can you get the dresses" {there are links SPECIFICALLY linking each dress (*right next to it*) to the website they can be purchased from....}"what day is your party?" .......asked the person from the E-vite website."What is your book about?" .......asked the person, holding the book entitled "Anemia: Red Blood Cell Studies"...more

You Are What You Read: The Writings Adored By Famous People

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” - William Styron...more