- Sick with longing for it – “it took about 7 pages to realize I was reading something not lofty and poetic but actually beautiful, but about 70 pages to realize that this book was just what I needed. It’s The Winter Vault, by Anne Michaels. And in it I found a much-needed oasis of stillness amid my otherwise chaotic life and frenzied reading habits of late. “
- Russian Lit – “All because of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, by Elif Batuman. “
- Times two – Yay! News of the sequel to Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.
“The hours he spent at his desk agitated him tremendously”
Why Do Writers Write? (And What Should a Reader Read?)
A Hanna’s Christmas surprise for Santa Lucia Day
What’s in YOUR Backpack?
Rose’s American History Reading List