Do You Find Reading to Be a Chore?

Is reading a chore for you? Do you find it difficult to sit and focus on a book for an hour? The following excerpt is from Deep Attention, Lauren Winner's thoughtful, thorough reflections on the new Alan Jacobs book The Pleasures of Reading in the Age of Distraction:  … [Read more...]

Do Writers Need Paper Anymore?

Via Alan Jacobs, a quote from an article in Prospect Magazine: … [Read more...]

Three Essential Perspectives on Philip Pullman’s Trilogy

[UPDATE: Bonus... a fourth essential reading. Here's John C. Wright's hilarious summation of the trilogy, via Mark Shea.] I am so glad Peter Chattaway rediscovered this: Alan Jacobs' thorough, eloquent review of The Amber Spyglass, the last book in the trilogy that The Golden Compass begins. I remember reading this when it was first published, and boy am I glad it's available again. Jacobs has done an excellent job of illustrating the strengths and weaknesses of Pullman's work. Also … [Read more...]


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