We like to think that we choose the books we read. That we pick them from bestseller lists or grab them off the shelf based on friend’s recommendations. But is that really so? I like to enter bookstores and glance at the bestsellers and new arrivals. I like also to look at the classics lining … Continue reading How Books Choose Us—Sometimes At Least
Next time you find yourself before a wall of books in a bookshop or library choose one of the titles on this list. You won't regret it. I have read all of these books and I dare say they have made me a better person. Weaving beautiful narratives with life-affirming truths, these titles distill … Continue reading 15 Great Books That Can Change the Way You Live and Think
At the end of the year, everyone's counting something... businesspersons their profits, sportsmen their trophies, photographers their photos, musicians their songs, painters their paintings, and so on. Us literary persons must count the books we've read (for alas, counting the ones we wrote wouldn't take too long). This year I haven’t read that many paperbacks, … Continue reading How Many Books Have You Read This Year?