Jan Hoffman’s article (Sunday Styles, August 14, 2011, New York Times) is about the joys and healing power of books for Nina Sinkovitz who lost her dear, older sister to cancer. For three years Ms. Sinkovitz immersed herself in a frantic, busy life. Feeling little peace and a grave sense of sorrow, she committed herself to yet another project…read a book a day for one year! She fulfilled this promise and wrote a memoir, Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: A Year of Magical Reading: a beautiful story of her family life/history plus the list of the 365 titles she read. From this almost unimaginable, wonderful, (enviable) experience came her blog www.readallday.org which contains thoughtful, carefully written reviews. Her amazingly eclectic list includes suggestions for every taste. Readers will not only be inspired but feel as though they have discovered a dear friend in Nina Sankovitz and her magical year. Don’t miss her wonderful book!