Elizabeth Bastos

Elizabeth Bastos has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, and writes at her blog 19th-Century Lady Naturalist. Follow her on Twitter: @elizabethbastos

Me and My Mother and The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock

Extreme Winter Reading: The Terror by Dan Simmons

On JOYFUL by Ingrid Fetell Lee

A reader shares some thoughts on JOYFUL by Ingrid Fetell Lee, discussing how simple aesthetic shifts can create joy.

“Be The Star That You Are”: GuRu by RuPaul

Pema Chodron’s Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Young Adult Books About The Titanic

What’s Your Reading Fashion?

Buy Nothing Day? How About A Year Without Shopping?

Instead of Black Friday, could you participate in Buy Nothing Day? Inspiration from Judith Levine's memoir Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping.

On Edith Wharton’s AGE OF INNOCENCE

If you haven't gotten around to Edith Wharton's Gilded Age sharp-witted look at the Old World vs. the new, get to it!

Take A Walk Amongst The Best-Dressed Writers