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Contemporary Authors Reflect on Classics: Oxford Classics in Bryant Park

Every summer, Oxford University Press and New York City’s Bryant Park partner in a summer reading series, Word for Word Book Club.  The program, which is at 12:30 pm every Tuesday from now until August 10th, features contemporary writers leading discussions on their favorite classic book. 125 more words

Miscellaneous

Fat Bashing

This morning this photograph appeared on my Facebook news feed. It was posted by a thoughtful woman, who only mused that perhaps it wasn’t safe to take a wheelchair through the drive-thru. 1,066 more words

Real World

A Slow-Books Movement

Here’s a passionate argument, taking its cue from the Slow Food Movement, in favour of slow reading; not just any old fiction mind you but proper ‘literature’. 271 more words

Books

Sunday Quote: on literature

“Though we can condemn … the persecution of writers, acts of censorship, the burning of books, we are powerless when it comes to : that of not reading the books.

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Culture

The soul-connect of books

A paper book is not a dead tree: it’s a living thing. Each page whispers as it turns. Books absorb smells. The Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth I bought in India still smells of the mango pickle that came in the same suitcase. 752 more words

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Hello Dear Followers,

Well, I finished “Much Ado About Loving” by Jack Murighan and Maura Kelly. And I have to admit, I found it boring. I didn’t feel like I got anything from this book, like at all. 233 more words

Non-Fiction

"Much Ado About Loving"

Hello Dear Followers,

My February book choice was a sudden choice in the spirit of Valentine’s Day.  I will be reading “Much Ado About Loving” by Jack Murnighan and Maura Kelly. 125 more words

Fiction