Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Book Club!

Last year, in addition to formally stepping back from DW for about eight months – and now I’m formally stepping back in a little more regularly! – I also informally stepped back from reading books. The latter break definitely wasn’t planned; it just kind of happened. I checked out fewer books from the library, I… Read more

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today we hear from “Trying to Keep the Family Harmony,” who wrote in six years ago (!) and whose letter I re-posted on Facebook yesterday… Read more

Last year I had a goal of reading 25 books, which averages to about two books a month and which seemed both totally doable but challenging enough that it would require some changes in my behavior, which was kind of the point of the goal. Unfortunately, once the pandemic hit in March, I became so… Read more

I set a goal for myself for this year to read 25 books. I chose that number because it seemed both doable and ambitious enough for me that I would *have* to change my habits, which was the point of the goal. Many, many moons ago – before kids and even before marriage when I… Read more

Believe it or not, this weekend is Memorial Day here in the US, which means summer is just around the corner (and here in NYC, with temps nearly double what they were ten days ago, it very much suddenly feels like summer), which means it’s time to think about summer reading. As I’ve mentioned several… Read more