Jennifer Vega lives in NYC, and spends a lot of time reading and thinking about books—so much so that she will sometimes write an eight or nine hundred word review, whether anyone’s going to read it or not. You can read some of these thoughts on her blog: Effusions of Wit and Humour
Monday, March 9 2015
In her memoir of a lifetime of reading, Samantha Ellis analyzes her early impressions and explores the ways that her adult reactions have since diverged.
Wednesday, October 8 2014
Emily St. John Mandel's book about the survivors of a devastating plague is a thoughtful and original take on the post-apocalyptic genre.
Tuesday, August 26 2014
The third and final installment in Lev Grossman's 'Magicians' trilogy, The Magician's Land, is also its best.
Monday, August 18 2014
In one of the best books of 2014, Rebecca Makkai tells a story of time, ghosts, fate, unrequited love, requited love unconsummated, and art.
Sunday, July 6 2014
Famous Baby is fun and funny and a bit flawed, just like its two main characters.
Thursday, January 26 2012
Clare Tomalin's timely biography focuses on how the man who wrote both heroes and villains so well found elements of both in himself.