Bookish Quote du Jour

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


McCall-Smith on Reader Expectations

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