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Entries from October 2012

Autumnal Reading, Rereading

October 15th, 2012 · Comments Off on Autumnal Reading, Rereading

…sampling (again!) Patricia Meyer Spacks book On Rereading and came upon this lovely phrase in her chapter “The Pleasure Principal,””Both the surprises and the other gratifications of rereading typically come in bits and pieces: not grand new interpretations so often as glimpses of possibility” (129).  This speaks I think to the inherent optimism of sustained reading (that is reading books versus the reading news-seeking asks us to do).  When we embark to read we embark–there are expectations, there are hope, and these are realized (or no).  “Glimpses of possibility” speaks wonderfully to how reading is self-revelation, and how quickly and fleetingly that comes. Though this is extended reading–this is throw yourself in the book reading, this is trusting yourself to read.




Tags: Books · Essay on Bibliography · Recommended Book

Map of Book Publishing

October 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on Map of Book Publishing

…from Atlantic, a map of the world by domestic publishing markets.  Combines two of our favorite things, books and maps.  Much more on reading coming to these bloggy pages soon…



Tags: Books

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