Rooster and The Rooster.

I am intrigued by this new app, Rooster: Like your trusted friend who always has great recommendations, we take the guesswork out of choosing your next read. Each month, we pair our contemporary selection with a classic. Both are great on their own and together they’re even better, like a fine cheese with the perfectly […]

The Tenth Tournament of Books.

Today marks the first matchup of the Tenth Tournament of Books, also known as “literary bloodsport” or “ToBX.” Author Geraldine Brooks has to pick between Life After Life and Woke Up Lonely. Yours truly is judging one of the quarterfinals. It’s surreal to see my name up there with the rest of the judges.


I’m thrilled to be able to publicly announce I’ll be using my lawyering and attorney-ing (or, rather, judging) skills a little different way this year: as a reader judge for the Morning News’ tenth Tournament of Books (ToBX). For those unfortunate souls who are unfamiliar with this great competition: In case you’re new to all […]