The Perfect Beach Read for Cold Winter Nights

I am pretty sure that you, like me, have more than one book going at a time and more than one book in line to be your next read.

I read so much for work (in addition to the books I want to read) that paradoxically I am always looking for something new to read in order to break up my never-ending reading pile. Right now I am reading a manuscript, two galleys, a book we are about to publish, one we just published, and Lena Dunham’s new book, which I am quite enjoying even though I don’t like Girls. I have piles of books and manuscripts and galleys all over my house, but no matter how engrossed I am in everything I have to read, I am always on the lookout for a book in which to escape. I am constantly on the prowl for something that will distract me from the “task” of reading and remind me of the joy of reading.

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You Won’t Get Ebola From This Book

With the current hubbub about Ebola, of course we’re flocking to read The Hot Zone, Richard Preston’s nonfiction medical thriller from 1994. The book is selling like hotcakes these days, and it’s on deck for TV adaptation. So I read it this past weekend to give you the lowdown: in…

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Book That Changed My Life

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My alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.

-Malcolm X