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...]

Bargain-hunting for an all-region DVD player…

Last I checked, I couldn't afford an all-region DVD player.That's probably a good thing, considering I really don't have time to be watching more movies.But the more I learn about world cinema, the more I wish I had time to enjoy more of it. Since some of the best movies being made aren't available to American movie-renters on regular DVDs--you need special equipment in order to enjoy these titles on special DVDs. Is there no end to the technology we must add to our already … [Read more...]


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