31 Aug, 2018

On Rereading Books

2021-01-03T17:25:40-06:00August 31st, 2018|Tags: |

I just reread a book I had read in 2012 when it first came out: Susannah Conway's This I Know. It is one of the few books I've gifted several [...]

6 Aug, 2016

I’m Reading…

2021-01-03T17:26:31-06:00August 6th, 2016|Tags: , |

{August Break 8/6: I'm Reading...} I can never just read one book! My current bedtime reading is Yossi Klein Halevi's Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist. I loved his book Like [...]

2 Aug, 2015

Jerusalem Street Library

2021-01-03T17:27:14-06:00August 2nd, 2015|Tags: , |

While walking to my Ulpan (Hebrew school) in Jerusalem this morning, I passed by this street library set up in an old bus station. Of course I was immediately charmed [...]

2 Mar, 2015

On Not Reading a Book

2021-01-03T17:27:24-06:00March 2nd, 2015|Tags: , |

I didn't read the book for the December meeting of the Memoir Workshop I teach at StoryStudio Chicago. If the instructor doesn't read the assigned book, that's pretty bad, right? [...]

6 May, 2014

When a Book is Done

2021-01-03T17:28:30-06:00May 6th, 2014|Tags: , |

I just finished a book I really liked, one I had been meaning to read for a while, and I'm sad it's done. That's the hallmark of a good book, [...]

26 Mar, 2014

Cleaning Out Book Shelves

2021-01-03T17:28:34-06:00March 26th, 2014|Tags: |

On a recent Sunday, the mood struck me to finally weed out the three shelves in our big wall of books that are dedicated to my collection of memoirs. The shelves [...]

11 May, 2011

Book Readers vs. Book Owners

2021-01-03T17:33:41-06:00May 11th, 2011|Tags: , |

I loved how the CEO of Penguin, John Makinson, differentiated between book readers and book owners when asked, in Monday's article in the Wall Street Journal, whether there will be a [...]

Go to Top