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Reading – Part Two – The Formative Years

May 12, 2022 by


By Anton Lang ~ Sometime in the mid 1990s my Mum gave me an old hard cover novel, that I recognised straight away. It was a copy of Charles Dickens A Tale Of Two Cities. The dust cover had long ago frayed and torn, and was no longer on the red hard cover. I was […]

Reading – Part One – Resurgence In Reading Fiction. Huh! Did It Ever Go Away?

May 5, 2022 by


By Anton Lang ~ Sometimes, life’s little pleasures go mostly unrecognised for the real pleasure that they do give, until three or four related things coalesce at around the same time, and you wonder about the supposed coincidence of it, and from that, you then think a little more in depth about it, enough to […]

The Self-Congratulation In Banned Books Week

October 6, 2019 by


By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ Washington Post book critic Ron Charles made a confession the other day. “I banned a book,” he wrote. “Or at least I helped get it banned, which makes Banned Books Week a little awkward for me this year. Like celebrating Arbor Day by cutting down a tree.” The […]

The Magical Mental Exercise Called Reading

December 29, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba In 1942 my parents purchased a home in a picture-postcard suburban New Jersey community and the first improvement they made was to have bookshelves installed on the rear wall of the living room along with more in one corner. They had brought a lot of books with them and anticipated reading many […]

The Future Of Books

January 14, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba There is, I’m told, a lot of hand-wringing in the book publishing industry these days over the advent of the new, electronic means of reading books. It is a general rule that new technology drives out old technology and we have seen how rapid the growth of personal computers and the Internet […]