Tag: Reading

If you like this book, ask me out

Over the weekend, I read two essays related to reading and relationships which made me think of two questions — of which we shall come back to later. But a little bit of disclaimer first: all throughout my life I don’t think I have ever had any long-term relationships with anyone who are avid readers […]

… then all collapsed

Very happy to find out that just like me, Octavia Butler is also a polygamous and diverse reader (thanks Austin for the link): I generally have four or five books open around the house — I live alone; I can do this — and they are not books on the same subject. They don’t relate […]

Because someone woke you up

I just finished my 70th book of the year. It was Rachel Cusk’s Transit and in my opinion it was, well, A-OK since I am in the mood of reading something with at least some plots happening and Transit is the kind of book that does not offer that. I was once asked if I […]

Placing my reflection

One of my biggest fear would be finding myself unable to enjoy reading, and unfortunately I think that is exactly what I am experiencing right now. I noticed this last week as I was flipping through Zadie Smith’s book of essays Changing My Mind. I love Zadie Smith’s writing, I love her columns in The […]

Scrolling

The downside of living in a small city, despite the tranquility is the lack of books that I want. Note that it’s not the lack of books by itself — this city has bookstores of all kinds strewn throughout it — but the books that I want. Making things more complicated, I want physical books, […]

How do you read?

I am at this phase where I no longer worry about how many books I read. It is, however true that reading is good for you: It’s been proven to improve people’s memories, increase brain power, enhance empathic skills, and it has even been linked to longer life spans. However, as I read a lot, […]