A roundup of interesting stuff to read about reading, featuring some of my favoritest writrs: All the critical backlash over Go Set a Watchman is missing the point on XOJane: I've got a copy and am ready to read it, but the Internet feeding frenzy really turned me off; I like to form my own opinions on … Continue reading Links for readers…
It seems fitting to highlight this great piece about Harper Lee by Roy Hoffman in the New York Times now that Go Set a Watchman has come out and blown up the Internet.
This is the week that we celebrate books that have been banned or challenged. Usually, the books are banned from school libraries or from being taught in school. The reasons given seem valid--sexual content, dirty language, racism--but dig a little deeper and you'll generally find that the true reason is that these books seem dangerous. … Continue reading 12 Banned Books to Read
In a recent post, I discussed trying to read books written by women. This led me to consider which women authors I would recommend, and I came up with a list of books by women that I think are entertaining and enlightening reads. Of course, I am not the only person to have come up … Continue reading Books by women: A reading list
Here is an answer I gave to a question asked on Quora: Which fiction books have people read more than once? Why? 1) For deeper understanding of the meaning of the book. Some books, especially those with challenging structures, benefit from rereading because each time you can dig deeper into the themes and unwind the … Continue reading Why reread books?