My February reading roundup included almost as many DNF titles as it did completed ones. Typically, DNF implies a book and reader failed to connect on some level. Conventional wisdom says if we love a book, we read it from beginning to end, possibly without putting it down. Not finishing a book must mean something… Continue reading Reading Interrupted: BFD to the DNF
Years ago at a party, one of my cousins introduced me to a schoolmate of his with the description, “She’s studying English Literature.” “Really?” the friend asked (slyly, I thought). “Have you heard of the book Gobbledy Gook“? I told him (haughtily, I hoped) that no, in fact, I’d never heard of Gobbledy Gook. That’s… Continue reading Why are people lying about the books they’ve read?