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I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.

I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.
Posted 5 months ago

I don't have a disregard for my reader in humor pieces.

I don't have a disregard for my reader in humor pieces.
Posted 5 months ago

Reading is an act of resistance. Against what? Against all constraints.

Reading is an act of resistance. Against what? Against all constraints.
Posted 5 months ago

So who is cruel? You, cruel reader, you are.

So who is cruel? You, cruel reader, you are.
Posted 5 months ago

Reading that pleases and profits, that together delights and instructs, has

Reading that pleases and profits, that together delights and instructs, has all that one should desire.
Posted 5 months ago

He stares at me—taking me in—with his lips slightly parted. I struggle

He stares at me—taking me in—with his lips slightly parted. I struggle to hold myself in place as we gawk at each other. I want so desperately to run, but something is holding me back, keeping me in place.
Posted 5 months ago

Fairy tales are the skeletons of story, perhaps. Reading them often provide

Fairy tales are the skeletons of story, perhaps. Reading them often provides an uneasy sensation—a gnawing familiarity—that comforting yet supernatural awareness of living inside a story.
Posted 5 months ago

...There are almost as many kinds of libraries as there are kinds of reader

...There are almost as many kinds of libraries as there are kinds of readers.
Posted 5 months ago

Short story collections are the literary equivalent of canapés, tapas and m

Short story collections are the literary equivalent of canapés, tapas and mezze in the world of gastronomy: Delightful assortments of tasty morsels to whet the reader's appetite.
Posted 5 months ago

He loved books, those undemanding but faithful friends.

He loved books, those undemanding but faithful friends.
Posted 5 months ago

How, then, does the written word work? What part of a reader absorbs it - o

How, then, does the written word work? What part of a reader absorbs it - or should that be a double question: what part of a reader absorbs what part of a text? I think that underneath, or alongside, a reader's conscious response to a text, whatever is n
Posted 5 months ago

I need you, the reader, to imagine us, for we don't really exist if you don

I need you, the reader, to imagine us, for we don't really exist if you don't.
Posted 5 months ago