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On Reading, Dreams, and Potentially Murderous Books

Here I go. Starting 2016 with some truth. Sometimes I’m surprised that I don’t have dreams that my books are trying to kill me. I wonder what that says about my psyche. It’s not exactly unfounded. My books are so … Continue reading

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Another one Bites the Dust: Will “Netflix for Books” Ever Actually Happen?

The publishing news floating around the interwebs today concerns Oyster, the subscription e-book streaming service that was oh-so-hopefully referred to as “Nexflix for books.” After a mere two years of operation, the service is shutting down operations, with many of … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 21 Aug 2015

Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.   I’m a sucker for some good book design. Here is a lovely image gallery … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 17 Jul 2015

Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.   Thaddeus Marshall, the owner of the garden implement that inspired William Carlos Williams’s “Red … Continue reading

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PQ How-To: How to Make Time for Reading

At the tail end of January, it’s always interesting to see how many people have the will power—or the sheer bloody-mindedness—to keep their New Year’s resolutions going strong. For those of us who are bookishly inclined, a fair number have … Continue reading

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2011 already?

After a long hiatus, I’m finally back. Primary and secondary school teachers in France are allowed several pretty amazing holidays throughout the school term, including a two-week break for Christmas — and so my partner, his family and I took … Continue reading

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