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    TAG : Reading

    Share At Your Own Risk

    This article originally appeared at Chronicle.com.It begins when you read a piece of literature that reminds you why we read literature: an essay with sentences you wish you had written, a poem you receive like a gift, a novel that self-helps you better than any self-help book. You find ...

    The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 01.17.12

    Why we love to watch people (or robots) doing the robot.***If you believe in kindness, you’ll be free. That’s the attitude blogger Dig This Chick had to take after a domain squatter bought up her blog domain and tried to sell it back to her.***Playboy has 383,049 followers on Twitter. ...

    The Literary Man Cave

    In theory, I love the idea of the newly debuted Man Cave. Hosted by Adams Media, it’s  an online bookstore targeted directly at male readers and those who buy gifts for them, according to Publishers Weekly. How perfect! I’m always looking for great book ideas for my husband, who isn’t a ...

    Literary Stockholm Syndrome

    As a former English major, I’ve slashed my way through tons (literally) of books. The aggregate weight of your literary explorations becomes a sort of status symbol on campus, with extra-shiny merit badges awarded for the really heavy tomes—the Ulysseses and Infinite Jests and David ...

    Mopey Kids Should Read More

    Hey you gloomy skateboarding adolescent, are you feelin’ down? Maybe you should turn off the Joy Division album and pick up some Emily Dickinson. The chances of being a happy, well-adjusted teenager, reports The Independent, are much greater if you keep your nose in the crease of a book. The ...

    What They’re Reading (Or Not) In The Ivory Tower

    The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “My Daily Read” feature, in which various professors “describe their media diets” is reliably snooty good fun. Turns out neither the University of Chicago’s Martha Nussbaum nor Northwestern’s Laura Kipnis has much time for blogs (Kipnis: ...

    How to Be a Better Reader

    The latest issue of The Iowa Review has a fascinating interview with Michael Silverblatt, host of the nationally syndicated radio program Bookworm. Silverblatt talks about his reading habits and how he’s trained himself to plow through the complete works of the guests on his show. Here’s a ...

    Best Book Club Ever?

    The good people at The Rumpus have come up with a new way of doing the book club, and it's awesome. I'll let them explain:Here’s how it’s going to work. You pay $25 a month and every month you get a book in the mail that hasn’t been released yet. You’re invited to a moderated online ...

    The Joy of Unread Books

    “An unread book exists only in the primordial soup of your imagination, and there it can evolve into any story you like. An unread book—any unread book—could change your life.” So begins Kristy Logan’s essay for The Millions, Confined by Pages: The Joy of Unread Books.It’s a ...

    What are Your Favorite Book Blogs?

    The fabulous book blogger Maud Newton is celebrating eight years of book blogging by toasting her favorite book blogs. It's a fun roundup. Here's a taste:Surely by now anyone who’s even occasionally dipped into book and culture sites over the past decade knows about Bookslut, The Elegant ...

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