#Our Reading Lives

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

Everything I Know About Hockey, I Learned From Romance Novels

One reader takes all of her knowledge of fictional hockey and applies it to an NHL playoff game.

Approaching Tough Novels Through Their Graphic Adaptations

Have you ever picked up a novel you were struggling with in its comic adaptation? Perhaps it is time to try.

Tales of a Fiction Reader Falling In Love With Nonfiction

If you'd told me a couple of years ago that I'd be devouring nonfiction titles now, I'd have asked, for what class?

Healing My Relationship With Self-Help Books

I had foolishly fallen for the capitalistic belief that all I needed to do to fix my life was find the perfect book, TV show, movie.

Merging Collections: How To Move In With Another Book Lover

How do two book lovers merge their collections? Follow these steps and your collections will be sorted, stored and adored in no time.

Learning How to Read Slowly

Over the past few years, I've been thinking a lot about how to shift some of my bookish energy toward slower, more deliberate reading.

Don’t Just Call It Angst: Mental Illness in Alice Oseman’s SOLITAIRE

A reader examines portrayals of mental illness in Alice Oseman's SOLITAIRE, a title met with mixed reviews for all of it's "teenage angst."

Reading Poetry and Only Poetry for a Week

After abandoning prose for week and enveloping myself entirely in poetry, slivers of me hoped I’d start thinking in lines of poetry.

How Audiobooks Saved My Reading

As I teacher, I was getting tired of only being able to read for pleasure during the summer. Audiobooks opened up new possibilities.

How to Read Poetry While Getting a Tattoo

Like tattoos, the cover of your book says something about you. Here's how to pick the best poetry books for your particular flavor.