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...]

Eat Pray Love: book, film, reaction

Last week at The Glen Workshop, writer Lauren Winner referred to the book Eat, Pray, Love as... … [Read more...]

Specials: Bourne, Batman, Potter, Wenders, Derrickson, Bjork, Sunshine, and more.

A few quick notes and links from my flurry of catching up:I can't believe it. After all of the buzz, the hype, the excitement, I've seen The Bourne Ultimatum, and I'm really, really disappointed. It's the least of the three... basically 112 minutes of action, with a plot thread that introduces absolutely ZERO new ideas to the series. Don't get me wrong... the action is slick and exhilarating. And it's still the best sequel of the summer. But the storytellers have utterly failed to take … [Read more...]


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