How Reading Helped Me Make Peace with Infertility

When I was very young, perhaps three or four, I used to run down the hallway of our little ranch house clutching a doll in my arms, reenacting a scene from Kramer vs. Kramer. It wasn’t until years later that I was able to trace the scene to that film. I just remember a man…

March: So many great books, downright MADNESS

I feel like I really hit my stride in March. I was a little nervous because I knew I had to read an extra book to make up for falling short of my quota in February, but my picks this month were so good, I just inhaled them. I hope you find something here you…

Spring Break Book Recs

My students (current and former) came through again with some great recommendations for anyone hoping to get lost in a book this Spring Break. Since I know that includes ALL of you, I’ll waste no time getting to the list. Happy reading!   The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes “It is an inspiring autobiography…

Really, whose idea was February?

People love to hate on February. “The longest shortest month!” they say,  wishing to see the back end of it as quickly as possible. If you live in the northern climes, it can feel interminable, its creeping sunlight tempting you to fantasize about green lawns and trees in bloom*, which are still so far away….

Romantic YA Recs for Valentine’s Day

For this list I put out a call for recommendations for Young Adult titles that have some kind of lovey-romance plot or theme. Thanks so much to everyone who answered! I’m embarrassed to admit that I haven’t read any of these; they’re going on The List. Here are some of my wonderful students (and one…

January: So far, so good

I did it. I read eight books in January. Starting this quest, I figured that if I could meet my monthly goal during what is arguably the busiest month of my year (with research papers and semester 1 finals), it would bode well for accomplishing my larger goal of 100 books in a year. I’m…