Mitchell’s ‘Slade House’ is Scarier Than Your Costume

This book was provided by NetGalley & Random House       While Halloween is hardly a holiday that compels one to retreat to the couch and curl up with a good book,  if you read something before whatever event you’re planning to attend that scares you, you’ll be motivated to stay out longer for fear of going to…

Books for Benchwarmers: Your Jury Duty/Waiting Room Reading List

This past Monday and Tuesday, I partook in what the Hon. A Goldberg, the judge on the case I very narrowly avoided selection for [is it even legal for me to reveal her name?], called “the highest form of public service.” Yes, I was selected for Jury Duty. Actually, I was initially summoned in July 2013—and managed…

Five Stars For Ferrante’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’

Though it isn’t featured in my previous Fall Reading List—though I have started The Last Love Song [to disappointing results—I wanted to read about Joan Didion’s life, not analyses of the technicalities of her writing]—My Brilliant Friend should transcend all of my previous recommendations and find a place firmly at the top of your fall…