A few things I enjoyed reading lately, for your snowy Saturday review:

Wednesday Chef’s wishes for our New Year. I almost cried thinking about juicy peaches–will that season ever arrive?

A New Yorker short on what the kids are saying these days, which is, as always, immediately more cool and apt than anything I’ve ever said.

Elif Batuman on koalas, Oprah, and critical reviews of her Top 10 book. I didn’t make it through her book, but I think she’s a genius blogger–goofy, interactive, and cheery.


Painting of dog reading, with coffee, by Maira Kalman.