Monday, February 15, 2010

So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson

Sara is a book review and loves to read. However, she finds just reading the books and doing the reviews a little dull; and decides to set herself a challenge in 2000. As the year turns over and it's still freezing cold outside, she looks around her massive collection of books in her living room one night while everyone is asleep. She's trying to choose a book to take with her traveling. It's then this challenge strikes her as something that may be plausible: to read a book a week for a whole year. And this is what this book is all about. Seeing she does this very thing for a living it shouldn't be too hard - or is it?

I was given this book for Christmas 2009. And I have found it the perfect book to read just before bed; as the chapters aren't too long, only a couple of pages to four pages long each. The amount of books she covers are amazing. There are some I haven't heard of and others I remember reading myself. Sara talks about experiences that have nothing to do with the books, but the content or the plot. And yet, this book is so well-written, I think I'll be keeping it for a time when I want to read it again and again.

Sara Nelson is a senior contributing editor at
Glamour and the publishing columnist for The New York Observer. she has been an editor at Self, and Book Publishing Report and a contributor to many other publications including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She lives in New York City with her husband and at least three thousand books.(The above it from the dust jacket of her book as I couldn't find all that much on the net about her. Sorry about that guys. I will keep searching for more information to add here and a site you can peruse at your leisure).


  1. At the thrift store I'm volunteering at, there was a sweatshirt that said, "So many books, so little time." Someone bought it today.

  2. That would've been a cool sweatshirt to have. Did it have just the words on it, or was there a picture of books as well? I love those kinds of items where it says strange things; and I wish I owned them. :D