Bookish Quote du Jour

September 16, 2015

From Thomas Wolfe’s novel Look Homeward, Angel:

Bookish Quote 76

Posted at For Reading Addicts;
found via Atlanta-based retired librarian Tom Budlong’s posting to Facebook

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McCall-Smith on Reader Expectations

April 17, 2009

The Wall Street Journal recently published an essay by Alexander McCall-Smith about “the intense personal relationships readers form with characters and the ways that complicates the lives of authors.” McCall-Smith ought to know whereof he speaks: he’s written more than 60 novels, including the popular “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” series that was recently made into a cable television film.

Read the essay, entitled “Lost in Fiction.”

Contributed by Ponce Library staffer Leticia Stinson


Virginia Woolf on The Love of Reading

April 15, 2009

An inspiring – and, as with most things Woolfish, an exquisitely crafted – essay reprinted earlier this year in The Guardian.

Found at Bookn3rd