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How Do You Read? – The Pleasure Of The Slow Read

by C.T. D'Alessandro I'm a slow reader. Not slow as in I-read-100-words-a-minute slow. I'm actually a terrifyingly fast when looked at in terms of word count (a consequence of a speed-reading class I took in [...]

» 12 Things I Noticed While Reading Every Short Story Published in 2014-15 (or, Extremely Long Titles That Are Complete Sentences Are Still Very Much a Thing)

At the end of an unlit dead-end corridor in the basement of Calhoun Hall on the University of Texas at Austin campus stands an unmarked door. Behind it are hundreds of literary magazines, journals,… Source: [...]

Close Reading – The Atlantic

Learning to write by learning to read Source: Close Reading - The Atlantic

P&P Workout, the Suffering of English Majors, and The Vegetarian FTW — So Many Books

I saw this on Facebook today and laughed hard: The Pride and Prejudice Workout. It’s like a drinking game only exercise. Watch P&P a lot and you could get pretty fit! An article in my [...]

By | May 19th, 2016|Categories: Writing|0 Comments

The Fruit of My Woman | Han Kang | Granta Magazine

‘It was late May when I first saw the bruises on my wife's body’ Han Kang’s ‘The Fruit of My Woman’, translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith Source: The Fruit of My Woman | [...]

What’s All This About An Author’s Platform?

by C.T. D'Alessandro Okay, I'm going to get make an obvious observation. I don't know what I'm doing here. I mean, I know what I'd like to do. When I started this blog, I had [...]

12 bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime | Books | Culture | The Independent

Are you someone who refuses to believe the theory that “print is dead”? Who always makes room in a suitcase for a paperback? Who finds it easy to spend more time at a charmingly ramshackle [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Categories: Reading|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Tragedy of Man Driven by Desire

Source: The Tragedy of Man Driven by Desire

By | May 4th, 2016|Categories: Reading, Reading Challenge, What I'm reading|0 Comments

Book Challenge – Twitter Hashtag

April 30, 2016 May's novel for the Reading Challenge will be Reading Lolita in Tehran, A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi. I realize that it is listed as number 7 on the Reading Challenge post [...]

Book Challenge | The Memory of Fire

by C.T. D'Alessandro Have I mentioned that I’ve read a lot of books?  Too many to count!  And the fact is, I want to read more!  I have a letter to write to each [...]

By | April 29th, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Reading, Reading Challenge, What I'm reading|1 Comment

The Unbearable Weight Of Staying – (the end of the relationship) | warsan shire

Pyre | Amitava Kumar | Granta Magazine

‘In more ways than one, the rituals of death had reminded me that I was an outsider.’ Amitava Kumar returns to India for his mother’s funeral. Source: Pyre | Amitava Kumar | Granta Magazine