When things get incredibly hectic and I find myself revising one of my own manuscripts, writing a reading guide for another author's book, and keeping things moving on the appearance front for the authors with whom I work at Simon & Schuster, sometimes I feel the need to read something that has nothing to do with work. Tonight I am opening up Sara Zarr's Story of a Girl. Just for me. Just to remember that I love this business, and writing, and reading good books. I mean, when you look at it that way, things could be a lot worse, huh?