Sara Nelson is currently the editorial director for books and Kindle at Amazon.com. She is the former books editor for O magazine and the prizewinning editor in chief of Publishers Weekly. Her memoir/reading guide So Many Books So Little Time was a Booksense pick and a national bestseller. She appears regularly on television and radio and in newspapers commenting on the book industry and suggesting to readers what to read next.
Sometimes subtle, sometimes striking, the interplay between our lives and our books is the subject of this unique memoir by well-known publishing correspondent and self-described “readaholic” Sara Nelson. From Solzhenitsyn to Laura Zigman, Catherine M. to Captain Underpants, the result is a personal chronicle of insight, wit, and enough infectious enthusiasm to make a passionate reader out of anybody.
A veteran book reviewer vows to read one book per week for a year, and rediscovers why books are so necessary to her [...]