Our Reading Lives features stories about how books and reading have shaped who we are and how we live.
Most of the time I don’t see myself in the books I read, but one cozy mystery title made me feel seen long after I turned the last page.
Getting your first library card is a very big deal, okay? If you have to stay up all night to practice your signature, so be it.
Teddy Ruxpin was more than a talking bear-that's-not-a-bear. He was my trusted reading companion and I think about him still.
"One thing I can never do is thank him." Why Alan Rickman's journals mean the world to one reader and writer.
Reading is a great coping mechanism, even at the most stressful of occasions: The Family Gathering. Prepared to shield yourself with books!
I like to read each book straight through. But when reading A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit, that just wasn't an option.
Like many I once kept my books pristine, but lately I've developed a fondness for the books I've treated with a little less care.
Finding my feet as a dragon book kid felt monumental and defining to me at the time, and it still does.
My reading life was out of control, and I couldn't meet my TBR goals. So, I tried scheduling all my reading time for the next two months.
Here's how a chaotic reader with an out of control TBR went from mostly reading YA to adult lit. Hint: romance is involved.