Archive for December 2013

Litzy's Best Books of 2013

Litzy's Best Books of 2013
Enjoy the lazy days of a holiday vacation? Sun, slopes … or just sitting on your own couch—if you’ve got time to read, chances are it’s a precious few moments. Don’t waste it on a bad book—here are my favorites—the best books of 2013: The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt) On just about everyone’s “best” list, Tartt’s... Read more »

7 Things I Learned 7 Days Before Christmas

7 Things I Learned 7 Days Before Christmas
Every day is an adventure, right? If you subscribe to the “glass is half full” theory, then surely you must wake up every day with vim and vigor, open to the lessons life is going to teach you. Or, if you’re like me, you struggle to remember what day it is and hope it’s one... Read more »

Book Review: The Goldfinch is Getting its Due

Book Review: The Goldfinch is Getting its Due
Think your life is just one tragedy after another? You need to meet Theo Decker. Here I thought Billy Lynn was going to be about the saddest protagonist I came across this year—poor Theo lapped him before the end of the first chapter of “The Goldfinch,” an astonishingly good book from Donna Tartt. On any... Read more »
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Andrew Solomon on Accepting Your Children: It's Not Just About Love

Andrew Solomon on Accepting Your Children: It's Not Just About Love
I could start a small library with the number of parenting books I have in my house (“have,” not “read”—I found I just couldn’t take advice from Marilu Henner.) Of the small mountain of books and their authors, just a few have stood out and remain deeply ingrained—Dr. Mel Levine, Brene Brown, Ph.D., and now... Read more »