What I'm Reading

A collection of 26 posts

So True for So Long

'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.' Marcus Tullius Cicero — The School of Life (@TheSchoolOfLife) September 22, 2014 Seeing this lovely thought reminds me

The Benefits of Walking

I've posted quite a bit about walking lately, and this essay by Ferris Jabr at The New Yorker got my attention not just for explaining the benefits of walking so clearly but also

Getting Lost

“For now she need not think about anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of—to think; well, not even to think. To

A New Twist on an Old Theme

Just found in Mary Ruefle's Madness, Rack, and Honey a paragraph that puts me in mind of a theme I've dealt with before Once this thought crossed my mind: every time an author

What We Understand

I think there's a remarkable similarity in Mary Ruefle's short passage about writing posted by Austin Kleon “Everything has already been said and done. But, then, if this is so, why do we

Zadie Smith on George Eliot

After discussing Anna Karenina, War and Peace, Madame Bovary, and Half of a Yellow Sun, Smith writes The epic inaction of our summer holidays is perhaps what makes them suitable for the reading