Sunday Salon: Defining “Classic”

As I’ve mentioned in passing, I’m working on a reading project for myself for next year. I want it to focus on a certain sort of book which I have been calling “classics.” The problem I keep running into, though, is how, exactly, to define “classic.” I used to think of a classic as an …

Books For Your Ears (and My Love For Them)

I’ve listened to 25 audiobooks so far this year. I just checked. Frankly, I’m a bit blown away by that number. What prompted me to look at my list was a post by Melanie at Reclusive Bibliophile, who just finished her first audiobook and is looking for suggestions for what to pick up next. As …

Sunday Salon: How Do You Cope?

A few days ago, Clare from The Literary Omnivore and I had the following conversation on Twitter about a particularly bad book she was reading: ErinReadsblog: Do you abandon awful books or just plow through? I find they often slow my overall reading down because I’m busy avoiding them. litomnivore: I plow. I’m a completionist. …

“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 …