One Book Every Day

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As a patron, one of the most wonderful things about libraries is the ability to spend as much time as you'd like choosing books and reading--and who wouldn't love to read all day long? One woman did. After the death of her sister, Nina Sankovitch committed herself to reading and reviewing one book every day for a year, and afterward wrote a book about the effort, Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading. In it, Sankovitch tells the story of slowing down and making time for the several hundred pages of reading she tackled each day--and the small sacrifices she made to balance her real life and her reading life. Curling up in a chair with this unusual memoir is the perfect way to celebrate a love of books and the healing power of reading.