This year I set a goal to read a book a month, which seems pretty wimpy considering that I used to read a book a week in my college and grad school years. But the thing about reading now, as opposed to then, is that now I am reading for me, for my own edification, … Continue reading A Book Snob Finds Love On the Bestseller List
So just in time for Spring Break, I am battling some kind of upper respiratory thing. (greaaaat..) Nothing like a garbage-y cough and a woozey head to start the weekend. My first day of Facebook-less-ness went off without a hitch. Don't even miss it. It was so easy, I gave up Pinterest, too. I am … Continue reading Sitting on the couch, reading.
I really don't want to be a foister, but I am. I am reading Seth Godin's Linchpin at the moment and all I want to do is buy 20 copies and give them to people, press it into their hands with that annoying, desperate pleading in my eyes and say, "Pleeeeze! You simply MUST read … Continue reading Foisting Books on People
I listened to the This American Life podcast the other day and the theme was “Books That Changed My Life.” (Ira Glass, the host, thought it was a rather unusual idea that a book could change a person’s life. Whatever, Ira.) Not me. Oh no. There have been many books that have completely changed the … Continue reading Books That Changed My Life #1
There was a time in my life when I only read “The Great Books.” (Classical literature by philosphers, poets and essayists—i.e. dead white guys.) There was a time in my life when I read poetry. Exclusively. Nothing else would do. (This jag went on for about 4 years.) There was a time in my life … Continue reading The “B” Word