1.20.2013

more books on books

A while back, I wrote some "what i'm reading" posts under the general category "books on books". Allan has just added to this small collection with a post about The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, a book by Alan Jacobs. If you are a self-reflective reader, and if you suffer from a tendency to judge yourself and your choices, I recommend it.

For the record, my earlier posts:

Part 1: Robert Darnton's The Case for Books

Part 2: James Shapiro's Contested Will, his demolition of the who-wrote-Shakespeare "scholarship"

Part 3: Reading Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries and Community by Catherine Sheldrick Ross, Lynne McKechnie, and Paulette M. Rothbauer

Sharp Pencils: The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction

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