My Friend, J.K.

I talk a lot about books. I’ve read widely, written about the books that changed my life. Each July 31, though, I return to the most important series of my life, the books that started it all: Harry Potter. I grew up in the era of Harry Potter. I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s … Continue reading

Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

On September 13, I scurried to Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena for a copy of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, released earlier that day. For months, I had been bombarded by the press, media, and hype surrounding Morgenstern’s first novel. The Wall Street Journal went so far as to suggest it might be the bestselling successor … Continue reading