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#Our Reading Lives

Our Reading Lives features stories about how books and reading have shaped who we are and how we live.

Just 10 Minutes: How I Actually Started Reviewing All the Books I Read

The power of a ten minute habit.

On Expanding My Reading

Helping you venture into new-to-you genres by way of your faves

The 10 Books I Gave as Favors at my Wedding

These are the 10 NYC-themed books I gave out as favors at my Brooklyn wedding, from romances to thrillers and more.

Embracing Seasonal Reading with Picture Books

I've dabbled with seasonal reading in my regular reading life, but there's something about seasonal picture books that just hits differently.

You Don’t Need to Treat Reading Like Going to the Gym

It's January, which means many readers are setting reading resolutions for the year. But are your goals turning reading into a chore?

The Indelible Nature of Friendship & Stories

Reading her book was, in some ways, like getting to steal back bits of time with Katherine. When I read the words, I could hear her voice.

When The World Is Dark, How Do You Rekindle Your Light?

On losing–and finding–joy in browsing the bookstore

The Books I’m Reading to Ease Into the New Year

These are the books I'm planning to read in the new year to prioritize my health, my relationships, and my joy.

Why My Resolution is to Read Less in 2024

I'm not just lowering my reading goal in 2024 — I'm actively planning to read less this upcoming year. Here's why.

The Joy of Reading with My Son

One Book Rioter shares how school almost killed her son's love of reading, and how reading together helped bring it back.