#our reading lives

The Changing Impact of Books and Timeless Truths: Thoughts While Reading STATION ELEVEN

A reader finally gets around to reading Station Eleven and ponders the changing impact of books over time.

What Does It Mean to be a Mood Reader?

What is a mood reader? The definition and signs of what it means to be one.

What Surprised Me About Joining a Read-Along

This reader's love for the Immortals After Dark series brought her to joining a read-along, which had some unexpected results.

How Cookbooks Helped Me Reconnect With Food

How cookbooks helped one reader stop seeing food as necessary but stress-inducing, approaching it now with love and appreciation.

Why We Feel the Need to Share What We Read

From book clubs to Instagram posts and Goodreads reviews, readers love to shout their latest reads from the rooftops. But why do we do it?

How Two Novelists and a Poet Made Me Change My Life

Are there certain books with topics you avoid? That you fear may leave you a little worse for wear? Here's what may happen if you read them.

How Reading Changed the Way I See Morality

I explore how reading changed the way I see morality throughout the years, from childhood favorites to the book changed everything.

Why “Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover” Is Bad Advice

Who says you shouldn't judge a book based on its cover? The cover has an important job: to capture your attention.

“What did I know of mortal babies?”: Six Parenthood Lessons From CIRCE

Parenting is hard, and Circe's reflections on parenthood serve as lessons — and commiseration — for those who need them.

Buying Books Like I’m Immortal: Death and the TBR

Will one reader ever finish their TBR? Probably not, but that doesn't stop the desire to keep acquiring books.