On Rereading

On Rereading

Ever notice how rereading can reveal how much you’ve changed since the first time you experienced a book or story? Ellen over at Fat Books inadvertently reminded me I’ve been meaning to write a bit about this. I might even posit that rereads reveal more about yourself than first-time reads. (Later viewings of films/movies can […]

Literary Blog Hop: Who’s got time to read? And why’s reading important anyway?

Literary Blog Hop: Who’s got time to read? And why’s reading important anyway?

It’s Literary Blog Hop time again, hosted by The Blue Bookcase. This month’s question: How do you find time to read, what’s your reading style and where do you think reading literature should rank in society’s priorities?  Finding time to read: It’s not so much about finding time but making time. Last year I managed […]

What’s with all the reader formatism?

What’s with all the reader formatism?

I’m sensing a growing… formatism in the book world, a new form of bookish snobbery. That is, reading formatism, aka, in which format you prefer to read. Hardcover? Paperback? Audio? … GASP EREADER? DEAR GOD WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU the internet seems to cry. DON’T YOU KNOW YOU ARE KILLING THE INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE? AND BORDERS, […]

Reading Habits

Reading Habits

At book club last week, during which we discussed The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (review forthcoming), a member mentioned a woman she knew that so completely engrossed herself in her reading material that she’d have an atlas & the decade-ago equivalent of Wikipedia at hand at all times. If she wasn’t quite sure […]