Happy Friday, readers! Since my presidential reading challenge wrapped up in early 2021, I’ve taken quite a break from big history books. There’ve been…
A book or two for every president
What was the best book you read this year?Drop one or five titles in the comments, and get a boatload of recommendations for your TBR!
What was the best book you read this year?Trying something new tonight with Substack’s discussion thread option. I’d love to hear about your favorite book of the year (regardless of when…
When it comes to my reading, this crazy year has been both a bit of a blur and yet, at times, incredibly normal and memorable. I’ve had a harder time…
Happy Friday, readers! Amazingly, the first quarter of 2022 is now behind us. I’m sitting at 26 books finished and a handful DNF-ed. My favorites so…
Hi there, readers! This newsletter, along with the overall theme of good vs. evil, was drafted early in the week, before Vladimir Putin unilaterally…
Happy Friday, readers! The news remains heavy, doesn’t it? Today while scrolling my New York Times app, there were headlines about Ukraine, the Sackler…
My annual “Best of” list is hitting your inbox a bit earlier than usual and you likely already know why: supply chain. If you use this list to buy…
Almost exactly one year ago I launched The Big Read—a paid online book club that has spent 2021 reading Leo Tolstoy’s epic, 1,300-page War and Peace at…
On a bookish podcast interview this week, the host asked me if I was into a particular genre or subject matter these days. It was pretty easy for me to…
As part of my job, I get to interview WordPress.com bloggers about their passion projects. A couple weeks ago, I was able to chat with Joshua Danley…