Reading Effort 2017

Reading wrap-up: June reads and purchases

My June reads focused on my two reading projects: Ancient Greek literature and the Gilmore Girls reading challenge (which we’re doing at Books, Ink). Perhaps unsurprisingly, my library holds many of these titles already. I apparently have a lot to say about my June reads, so we might as well jump right in: Books read:… Continue reading Reading wrap-up: June reads and purchases

Classic Books · The Reading Life

What I learned from reading a big book

Earlier this week, I wrote about a big book that I doubt I will ever read cover to cover, in the process arguing, essentially, so what? Since I don’t want to give the impressive that I believe it’s always okay to abandon or only partially read big books, today, I want to argue for reading them all the… Continue reading What I learned from reading a big book

Classic Books · Reviews

On reading Nick Hornby’s The Polysyllabic Spree

I’ve been trying, unsuccessfully, to figure out which Gilmore Girls episode features The Polysyllabic Spree, Nick Hornby’s delightful collection of book pieces. Music by The Polyphonic Spree is featured in “Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller” (season 5, episode 1), but I have yet to find a reference to Hornby’s book. Was its inclusion on the… Continue reading On reading Nick Hornby’s The Polysyllabic Spree