Our Reading Lives features stories about how books and reading have shaped who we are and how we live.
What happens when a super analytical reader ditches their spreadsheets for a notebook and pen? One writer explores.
What happened when a reader who likes a good challenge set out to read the entire National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction?
One parent delights in homeschooling her son as she finds herself developing interests in certain topics she hadn't had before.
This story starts with a kid who loves reading and ends with an adult who has turned this hobby into a minefield of expectations and guilt.
I often recommend books I didn't particularly enjoy reading: recommendations should be about the other person's tastes, not mine.
Remember what there used to be before Apple Maps and Google? One writer recounts the reference books that used to help her live it up.
I've always been curious about readers who start new books by reading the last page first, so I decided to try it myself for a month.
Learn how one reader used 20-sided dice to randomize her book selection and organize her unread books.
By slowly going through my bookshelves, I gave each book the kind of thoughtful attention that leads to delightful surprises.
Most of the time I don’t see myself in the books I read, but one cozy mystery title made me feel seen long after I turned the last page.