How Many Have You Read?
I'm gearing up for another trip to New York City next month, so thoughts of all my favorite Manhattan places are beginning to fill the mind during unexpected moments. And few take a back seat to the jewel of Fifth Avenue and 42nd St., the New York Public Library, guarded by those iconic twin stone lions at either side of the front door. The immense reading room, with its intricately scalloped ceiling and its hundreds of green banker's lamps is a thing of beauty, its grandeur and vibrancy difficult to explain. Just make sure you see it sometime soon, if you haven't already. The library's website contains this page listing 25 especially memorable books from 2005. How many have you read? All I'll admit to is that I have a whole lot left to discover from that list myself.