Thoughts on “The Rights of the Reader” by Daniel Pennac

I have been putting off writing my review of Daniel Pennac’s The Rights of the Reader. Quite honestly, the tasks of weeding through all the amazing quotes I wanted to share and shrinking all my comments down into a manageable review were rather daunting. Really, I would recommend that anyone even remotely interested in the […]

“Reading is an act of resistance.”

I had planned to have a review of one of my Banned Books Week selections ready to go for today, but alas, unpacking dominated my Tuesday. The quiet afternoon of bookish bliss I had planned was instead spent opening boxes and sorting possessions. Ah well. In place of said intended review, I’d like to share […]

Thoughts on “The Polysyllabic Spree” by Nick Hornby

Let me just start by saying that I am quite pleased that The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby happened to land itself in the #1 spot on my list of trip reading. In fact, were I not so very far from my public library, I would be dashing out right this instant to get Housekeeping […]

Reading About Reading: Nick Hornby’s “The Polysyllabic Spree”

I’ve only just started “The Polysyllabic Spree” by Nick Hornby, which is a collection of some of his essays from the Believer magazine. But seriously, how could I not be excited to read a book whose flap sports the following quote: “Books are, let’s face it, better than everythign else. If we played cultural Fantasy […]