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Good writers are good readers

To write well, it helps to read well. By reading well, I don’t mean fast reading speeds or good reading comprehension (although those help too). A good reader, in the sense that I mean, reads widely and thoughtfully, taking the time to notice details and make connections between different subjects. 360 more words


Happy Birthday Vladimir Nabokov!

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.


Escape of the Moth

I just finished reading Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading. After not having a great day it was nice to come home and read about the glorious moth and then Cincinnatus’s escape(?). 41 more words


Where Could James Reimer Be Traded?

After leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to the exhilarating game 7 in the first round of the 2012-13 NHL playoffs, Leafs general manager, Dave Nonis, must not have been confident enough in the young, improving Reimer’s play, because as we all know, Jonathan Bernier was acquired in a trade from the Los Angeles Kings. 1,554 more words

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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov [Book Thoughts]

Lolita is sublime and surreal and Vladimir Nabokov is the master. You won’t read much like this because there isn’t anything else like this (except  542 more words

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Challenge(s) Of the Month: Lolita & Giving Blood

I’m a self-confessed book snob. I like reading classics, you see, and this was what led to me deciding to read Nabokov’s Lolita years ago. I stopped reading halfway through it because it reaaaally creeped me out, so OFCOURSE it made sense to make finishing it this month’s challenge. 181 more words

Challenge Of The Month


“Never judge a book by its cover.”

We’ve all heard that phrase, usually accompanied by a cacophony of tones, ranging from rather smug and self-righteous to extreme condescension. 558 more words