Reading – Everything


The dead alive and busy.

Sep 222023

Pretentious nonsense is written in a certain unmistakable cadence, a low hum calculated to lull you into acquiescence through inattention. You’re not supposed to try too hard to piece the meaning together, and you are always sorry if you do.

Aug 222023

We would all be incomparably better-educated if we had read the same books in the right order.

Jul 132023

We used to burn old books; the modern refinement is to alter them.

Jan 232023

One can be ill-read on many books and well-read on a very few.

Dec 232022

When a critic says that the book he is reviewing is “better than X”, he is advising you, in the strongest possible terms, to read X.