I spent a year reading a book a day and writing about it on this website, Readallday.org. Why a year of such intense reading and writing? I lost my oldest sister to cancer and I needed the therapy of books to find my way in the world.
Every day I read a new book, after posting about the book I’d read the day before here on my blog.
For years afterwards I continued to review books – you can find those reviews at 1,001 books – but now I just read them and write them. My year of reading was profiled in The New York Times, first in October 2009 and then again in August 2011.
NINA SANKOVITCH is the author of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair and Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing. She was born in Evanston, Illinois and is a graduate of Evanston Township High School, Tufts University, and Harvard Law School. She lives with her four children, husband, and three cats in Connecticut.