Tag: Reading

Carrying On: The Pride and Prejudice Toward Reading

Carrying On: The Pride and Prejudice Toward Reading


“I want to buy you something you’ll actually keep … Don’t you want something more appropriate for your age?” Those are just two of the things my great-aunt told me two years ago in Blackwell’s bookstore in London. She didn’t mean to be rude or hurtful, she was just expressing her disapproval of my reading…

The False Notion of Productivity

The False Notion of Productivity


It’s 3:30 pm on a Sunday. I’ve done less than half of the work I planned to do; I’m sitting in my Henle living room, reading a good book, looking out the window from time to time, and slowly drinking the coffee with milk that my roommate made me before she went off to lab….

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