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When a beautiful woman wanders into the bookstore where Joe works, he is immediately obsessed with her. He must know her name. He Googles the name on her credit card, and he's in luck: only 1 Guinevere Beck shows up in NYC. Even better, Beck (as her friends call her) has a public Facebook page and a ridiculously active Twitter . . .

My Views on DNFing (and Why They’ve Changed)

When I was in high school, it was nearly impossible for me to dislike a book enough to stop reading it. I could read almost anything and semi-enjoy it; I didn't have high standards. In college, my expectations rose, which means so did the number of books I wanted to give up on. But while in college and even for a couple years after, I was . . .

Reading Slumps

I remember the days before going to college. The days of being stuck at my mom's house with nothing to do and pretty much being miserable 24/7. I don't really want to go into all those details, but my point is, I had infinite time and desire to read. One summer I read all of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Another year I read 90+ books. Back then, books were . . .

Listen Up: Audiobooks, Podcasts, and More

I’ve thought about listening to audiobooks here recently. What better way to get through the day than to listen to a book? It sure would help boost my Goodreads Reading Challenge… But the thing is, I’ve never actually listened to an audiobook before. When I read a book, I give it my full attention. I don’t watch TV or listen to . . .