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on standards and self-care: Annie Dillard’s “The Writing Life”

“It is easy, after all, not to be a writer. Most people aren’t writers, and very little harm comes to them.” – Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot. In The Writing Life, Annie Dillard tears apart writing, the writing process, the romance … Continue reading

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“filler” books: Gavin Extence’s “The Empathy Problem”

I’ve been reading The Empathy Problem slowly over the last few days – one interesting feature of the novel is that its chapters are very short – a page or two, so it’s easy to pick up and put down. … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on ebooks

A few stories.** 1.I read a story once about an Islamic scholar, who had just finished at university. He was on his way home through the desert when he was set upon by a group of bandits. He cried out, … Continue reading

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Travel Read: Luvvie Ajayi’s “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual”

My ideal travel read is something that can be read in small, bite-sized chunks (for those dead minutes when you’re waiting for someone, or eating alone, or killing time while waiting to board and you’ve already spent all your money … Continue reading

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