Tag Archives: reading

Apologetic Mode

  I know, I know, where have I been? Off trying to earn money, trying to unscramble my head, and reading a lot of books that I’m either reviewing for an unnameable client (and most of which are horrific) or … Continue reading

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No Wonder I’m in a Daze Most of the Time

Everyone knows I read a lot. And I read professionally. You probably also know that since the summer of 1983, I’ve been writing down the title of every book I begin in my diary, prompted by a colleague’s saying: “Even … Continue reading

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Things To Read

  [Woman Reading (1922). Boris Grigoriev (Russian, 1886–1939). Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.] Sorry I’ve been slacking in my posts. I’d promise to do better but Edinburgh’s about to enter festival season and I’m doing Fringe reviewing and Edinburgh International … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Year of Reading Dangerously

  The Year of Reading Dangerously How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life By Andy Miller 4th Estate, £12.99 hardback, also available as an e-book Those of us who love books also love books about books, and The Year of … Continue reading

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Is It Different for Girls?

When my teacher assigned this book I was deeply unhappy. Despite growing up on a diet of picture books featuring both boys and girls, despite learning to read with the “Dick and Jane” primers, I was utterly certain that I’d … Continue reading

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Reading is Fundamental

Learning to read is the most important thing that ever happened to me. My father taught me how to read long before it was broached at school by encouraging me to write a book. That’s the object represented by the … Continue reading

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