Our Reading Lives features stories about how books and reading have shaped who we are and how we live.
A reader considers what makes rereading an enjoyable and insightful practice, and how stories change with rereads.
Searching for ways to connect with others during the pandemic? Consider this reader's goal to send snail mail book recommendations.
A reader's ode to the simple pleasure of reading a paperback book: the simple, the humble, the easily totable.
Dating during a pandemic while out of practice is no joke. Take it from this reader and reconnect with your inner romantic through books.
What happens when you let a fun and silly story sweep you away from your worries? Follow this parent down the Dr. Seuss rabbit hole.
Do you remember the plot points in the novels you read a year ago? The facts from the nonfic? If not, what made them worth reading?
Facing new challenges, loneliness, and worries, one reader found comfort in the pages of the TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE series.
How writing a poem for every book she read in 2020 helped one reader reconnect with the act of reading again.
A reader on how the pandemic has forced him to reevaluate why he reads quickly and to read slower as he returns to reading for pleasure.
One reader shares how poetry has brought her comfort and companionship in the midst of the pandemic, and offers some recommendations.
On the sheer pleasure of reading those mediocre books.
A Baby-Sitters Club fan on the experience and journey of introducing her very young reader to BSC through the Little Sister graphic novels.
Rioters talk about what they miss most about comic book conventions. Everything from cosplay to the sweet comic book finds.
Jenn finds reassurance, comfort, and inspiration in the revelations of rereading beloved series, including N.K. Jemisin's Dreamblood Duology.
Babies and their caretakers would like nothing more than better disability representation in board books. Why is it lacking?