Staff Picks: Fall 2014 Releases

It’s time for another (long overdue) Staff Picks post, and this one is all about the recent releases. Fall 2014 has been a spectacular season for new books — several big celebrity memoirs, some fantastic nonfiction, and some of the biggest fiction of the year. Here are a few of my favorite fall 2014 releases. […]

The Best of 2014, J-Mart Style

Alex kicked things off for our end-of-the-year roundup, and now it’s my turn to share a few of my favorite things of 2014. These are the things that rocked my world, wound up on repeat, and made a mark this year. BOOKS The Martian by Andy Weir: I LOVED this book. I didn’t expect to love it […]

Staff Picks: Recent Reads

It’s been quiet on the blog, and much of the radio silence has been because Alex (AP) and I are both currently studying for the NY bar exam, which (oh no!) is at the end of this month. But if you think that finishing my last semester of law school and studying for the bar […]

Filling in Reading Gaps

I read A LOT, across many genres and types of books. But while I’ve always been a big reader, I realized recently that I don’t feel like I’m actually very well-read. That is, there are so many books and authors that I feel like I “should” have read—books that serve as cultural signposts—that I’ve just missed […]

BoTM– The Legend Series: AP’s Thoughts

AP’s Thoughts on The Legend Series by Marie Lu  I just gotta get this out of my system right at the get go: the ending. So beautiful, so wonderful, so perfect. I really could not have asked for a more perfect way to end an epic trilogy. Okay, phew, now I can get on with the review […]

BoTM: The Legend Trilogy—Jessica’s Take

Okay, so we might’ve failed a little bit on the January Book of the Month. It turns out that Let the Great World Spin is a wonderful book, but a dense one that none of us had the patience or time to get through in January. And it turns out that it’s not really February […]