Tag Archives: reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning

There are many versions of a good morning. Today, for instance, sleeping a little later, then propping up on pillows in the bed to drink coffee and read – ever steadily toward the end of Wolf Hall, which I will … Continue reading

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In a Reading Phase

William Maxwell once wrote, in “The Writer as Illusionist: A Speech Delivered at Smith College March 4, 1955,” “Though the writer may from time to time entertain paranoiac suspicions about critics and book reviewers, about his publisher; and even about … Continue reading

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“You can only read so much”

Wow – lots of new books out by people I love, including Michael Chabon, J.K. Rowling, and Zadie Smith. And, who knew, a new novel from Barbara Kingsolver! Thinking about reviewing this many new titles, fiction editor for the Washington … Continue reading

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The Time it Takes [to read]

(This started out as a short parenthetical, whoops): To me, the debate about e-readers versus traditional print books is misguided. Print books aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, and neither are libraries. E-books, however, are here to stay, and thank goodness. … Continue reading

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The Shelf of Constant Reproach

I’ve been trying to catch up on some reading, trying to tidy up what I’ve been thinking of, since I read this article, as my shelf of constant reproach. It’s not a project I really hope to ever complete, because … Continue reading

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Remember

When you’re shopping Amazon this holiday season, remember to help support literacy in the process! ¬†That’s all.

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National Book Festival this weekend!

I don’t think I’m going to make the National Book Festival this year, but it’s such a great event I couldn’t pass up a quick plug.¬† It took place two years ago on the weekend after I moved to the … Continue reading

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