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Read All Day

Last year, Nina Sankovitch read a book a day.  For a full year.

You would think that after such a project she would take a much-earned rest, curling up with, say, a few good episodes of “Jersey Shore.”

You would think wrong.

The environmental lawyer spends her time maintaining Read All Day, the website that began with her reviews of those 365 books she read.

Nina Sankovitch will read anywhere.

The site now contains over 400 reviews in a wide range of categories:  novels, memoirs, mysteries, short stories, teens, tennis (!), love and sex, and sorrow (interesting that those 2 categories are listed next to each other).

You can browse by authors or book title, and sign up for email alerts.

Nina has cut back from 1 review a day, to only 2-3 a week.  She also links to articles on books that she puts on Huffington Post.

She is amazed that readers around the world have found her site — and contacted her with comments and book recommendations.  She is having “global conversations about books” — and loving it.

In all her spare time, Nina is writing a book about her book-a-day year — why she did it, and how she leads a life of reading for comfort, pleasure, knowledge and thrills.

On Feb. 12, Nina is the star attraction at the Westport Library’s “Booklover’s Bash.”  She’ll drink wine, eat cheese and talk about books with other bibliophiles.

“Read All Day”‘s tagline is:  “Great Good Comes From Reading Great Books.”

Great good comes from Nina Sankovitch, too.

365 Books

Today’s New York Times “Our Towns” column is interesting reading for Westporters. 

And, interestingly, it’s all about interesting reading.

Nina Sankovitch (Photo by Douglas Healey for the New York Times)

Nina Sankovitch (Photo by Douglas Healey for the New York Times)

Our own Nina Sankovitch is nearing the end of a year-long odyssey:  reading a book a day.

She reads non-fiction, fiction, mysteries and graphic novels.  She reads late at night, waiting to pick up her 4 kids, at the US Open.  She reads, reads and reads.

And then, the next day, she reviews the previous book on her blog:  www.readallday.org.

Nina — an environmental lawyer with a degree from Harvard — is nearing the end of her year-long reading marathon.  I have no idea what she’ll do next, but I’m guessing it won’t be “curling up with a good book.”