Oh. My. God. This is the greatest thing I’ve ever read. A New York Times article, “A Quest to Read a Book a Day for 365 Days,” details Nina Sankovitch’s year of reading a book each day.
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She’s my new hero. A former environmental lawyer, too, though she went to Harvard Law (read: smarter than me).
Ms. Sankovitch claims not to be a Type A maniac and does seem pretty normal. … Still, to make this work she’s cut out a lot — the garden, The New Yorker, wasting time online, ambitious cooking, clothes shopping, coffee with friends.
Peter, her 16-year-old, is reading Pynchon; the 14-year-old, Michael, reads Ayn Rand and political screeds like those by Al Franken; and asked what kind of books he likes to read, George, the 11-year-old, replied, “Long books.”
“I’ve always thought great literature is all one needs to read to understand human psychology, emotions, even history,” she said. “For someone sitting around reading books, it’s been a really lively year.”