Kanye West, Sam Bankman-Fried, and the Cult of Not Reading – The Atlantic

Link Can you really trust someone who hates books? Thomas Chatterton Williams looks at what someone’s complete rejection of the idea that there is any value in reading books says about whom a person — and a society — is. Ye’s patently reprehensible anti-Semitic tirades rightly drew the world’s scorn. But his anti-book stance isContinue reading “Kanye West, Sam Bankman-Fried, and the Cult of Not Reading – The Atlantic”

Literary links: June 18, 2021

Here’s a look at some fun stuff I’ve been reading outside of books lately. If you’ve got some articles or websites to recommend, please drop them in the comments below. There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing! 2021 Pulitzer Prizes: A Guide to the Winning Books and Finalists Here’s a niceContinue reading “Literary links: June 18, 2021”

Outside the covers

What I’ve been reading lately besides books A weekly roundup of long reads you won’t find between the covers of a book. 📰 Nina Martyris serves up a variety of ways that the world’s most popular beverage has made its presence known in fiction in When Tea Reaches Its Boiling Point in Fiction, So TooContinue reading “Outside the covers”

Literary links

It’s a hot summer holiday weekend, and for me that usually means curling up in an air-conditioned safe space with a book. Maybe you prefer to turn the pages while lounging poolside or at a cabin by the lake. Wherever you’re going to be this weekend, here are some reading-related articles that caught my eye.Continue reading “Literary links”

Battle of the book covers

U.S. versus U.K. — who ya got? Are your Mondays filled with too much thinking? Ease into your work week by gazing upon some beautiful and striking book covers. The fine folks over at Electric Literature pitted the U.S. and U.K. cover versions of some new books to see which their readers preferred. I agreedContinue reading “Battle of the book covers”