Posts Tagged: rereading

Anne Fadiman on plucking books more than once

‘The reader who plucks a book from her shelf only once is as deprived as the listener who, after attending a single performance of a Beethoven symphony, never hears it again.’ – Anne Fadiman

Anne Fadiman on plucking books more than once

‘The reader who plucks a book from her shelf only once is as deprived as the listener who, after attending a single performance of a Beethoven symphony, never hears it again.’ – Anne Fadiman

Ali Smith on hearing a book

‘You know when you hear a piece of music once, you haven’t heard it properly, you want to hear it again. A well-made book will reward you in exactly the same way as music does, in that you will understand

Ali Smith on hearing a book

‘You know when you hear a piece of music once, you haven’t heard it properly, you want to hear it again. A well-made book will reward you in exactly the same way as music does, in that you will understand

Angela Carter on bottles exploding

Reading is just as creative an activity as writing and most intellectual development depends on new readings of old texts. I am all for putting new wine in old bottles, especially if the pressure of the new wine makes the

Angela Carter on bottles exploding

Reading is just as creative an activity as writing and most intellectual development depends on new readings of old texts. I am all for putting new wine in old bottles, especially if the pressure of the new wine makes the

On why we reread

So, as I mentioned before, a bout of spring cleaning made me nostalgic for books that I used to read and reread, and has brought about a spree of rereading old favourites (like The Phantom Tollbooth), as well as books

On why we reread

So, as I mentioned before, a bout of spring cleaning made me nostalgic for books that I used to read and reread, and has brought about a spree of rereading old favourites (like The Phantom Tollbooth), as well as books

On forgotten books and refound books

The first book I decided as part of my rereading side-project is The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. I first read The Phantom Tollbooth when I borrowed it from a friend when I was younger – I can’t remember which

On forgotten books and refound books

The first book I decided as part of my rereading side-project is The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. I first read The Phantom Tollbooth when I borrowed it from a friend when I was younger – I can’t remember which

On rereading

For a great deal of my time growing up, I lived overseas, which meant that I didn’t always have access to as many English-language books as I might have liked. (To be fair to my parents, they bought me a

On rereading

For a great deal of my time growing up, I lived overseas, which meant that I didn’t always have access to as many English-language books as I might have liked. (To be fair to my parents, they bought me a

On mysteries not being so mysterious

‘The Mysery of the Yellow Room’ (Or La Mystere de la Chambre Jaune, in its original French) by Gaston Leroux is one of the original ‘locked room’ mysteries. A young woman is attacked while sleeping, in a locked room, and

On mysteries not being so mysterious

‘The Mysery of the Yellow Room’ (Or La Mystere de la Chambre Jaune, in its original French) by Gaston Leroux is one of the original ‘locked room’ mysteries. A young woman is attacked while sleeping, in a locked room, and

On authors that are saviours

Last Friday, I locked myself out of the house. Ben was at the cricket, so I wandered through town waiting for him to walk home. I came across a pop up market that springs into being every Friday during summer

On authors that are saviours

Last Friday, I locked myself out of the house. Ben was at the cricket, so I wandered through town waiting for him to walk home. I came across a pop up market that springs into being every Friday during summer