Category: Book reviews

What makes you pick up a book?

I will be launching two books into the world over the next year -- Off the Clock in May, and then Juliet's School of Possibilities, a time management fable that Penguin Random House will be publishing in March 2019. Since I've been through the book launch process a few times before, I've become quite fascinated by the question of why, exactly, someone might cho… read more »

Books read in March 2018

Here's my belated Books Read in ... post. A few good titles, a few so-so ones. Hopefully April will be better. Let Your Mind Run, by Deena Kastor Kastor, elite runner and winner of the Chicago and London marathons, almost quit running in college. She had shown a lot of natural talent for the sport, but didn't understand how to practice to get better, or how to deve… read more »

Books read in February 2018

As I was putting the title on this post, I realized that I started doing a monthly post on my reading log one year ago (so "books read in February" is taken). While I read a good number of books in January 2017, it was only in February 2017 that I started reading novels with any seriousness. I am happy to report that, one year later, my reading mix is much more satisfyi… read more »

Guest post: Finding time for stories

Laura's note: Today we welcome Callie Feyen to the blog. Callie is a novelist, educator, and parent. She writes about what she learned from tracking time. Her new book, The Teacher Diaries: Romeo and Juliet, is out today so please go check that out. by Callie Feyen My first planner was a slim, brown, Northwestern University 1989-1990 calendar that my dad brou… read more »

Books read in January

Quite the mix this month. Here's what made it off the shelf (or onto the Kindle) in January: Braving the Wilderness, by Brené Brown I've seen Brown speak, and I know she has tons of raving fans, so I thought I'd check out her new book. Braving the Wilderness is about staying true to oneself while simultaneously being willing to engage with people who think diffe… read more »