Mandalatory Reading is a general interest blog featuring book reviews, snippets of writing, and random nonsense.

My name is Mandala. I have an MFA in fiction from Emerson College and live in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a boy and a cat. I love tea, strong cocktails, and wooden floors. I'm currently working on my first novel. You can find me on McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

My name is Mandala.

I have an MFA in fiction from Emerson College and live in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a boy and a cat. I love tea, strong cocktails, and wooden floors. I'm currently working on my first novel.

You can find me on McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

This is Moxie. A mother of two, she originally hails from Dorchester, Massachusetts. She now resides in Cambridge and is the webmaster of this site. She likes chicken and running face-first after rubber balls (and sometimes fetching them).

This is Moxie. A mother of two, she originally hails from Dorchester, Massachusetts. She now resides in Cambridge and is the webmaster of this site. She likes chicken and running face-first after rubber balls (and sometimes fetching them).