Bonds Forged by Books
“Does the act of reading, at a glance, feel in any way communal? Or does it feel, in fact, quite the opposite? Even members of the most ambitious and tightly-knit book clubs tend to do their actual reading in solitude. … Nevertheless, as you read, your fellow adventurers are out there waiting to meet you, biding their time behind a chance encounter, a well-fated introduction, a tweet,...
“My co-worker noticed that I had some downtime at work, and suggested that I start my own tumblr using literary quotes. I really liked the idea, but then I realized that a quote from literature can be so much more appealing if it has a photo of Joan Holloway attached to it. So that’s how the idea of Slaughterhouse 90210 was born. (Rejected blog titles: Full House of Mirth, Catch-227). ...
Since 2006, one out of every 17 novels sold in America has been written or...– From “Why does James Patterson care about our kids’ reading habits?” | Palm Beach Post | 29 April 2012
On Literary Choices
“Faced with a quantity of books so vast that nearly all of them must remain unknown, how can we escape the conclusion that even a lifetime of reading is utterly in vain? Reading is first and foremost non-reading. Even in the case of the most passionate lifelong readers, the act of picking up and opening a book masks that countergesture that occurs at the same time: the involuntary act of not...