Book Keeping: A Reader's Community

Book Keeping: A Readers’ Commmunity

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Original thoughts on books and reading by the authors you know and love.

  • Among the great privileges of touring this year was encountering so many wonderful independent bookstores across the United States. Wherever I went, one thing remained constant: A passion for books that expressed itself in creative and unique ways.

  • My father also learnt how to cure mole skins, pinning them to the underside of his school desk lid to dry out. (It might have also helped discourage people from borrowing his pencils.)

  • Because Shelly Oria grew up in Israel, writing in English did not immediately feel natural.After several years in extremis, she has come to learn that “crutch” and “crotch” are different, and has produced one of the most vibrant debut collections of the year.

  • “You uncover a place in the scent of a dish, more absolutely than in a thousand words.”

    Jason Goodwin

  • “One day a tiger cub will crawl out of my Amazon box."

    Heather O'Neill

  • “Disable one-click before consuming alcohol. You know what I mean. Oh, yes, you do.”

    Louise Doughty

  • “All my personal writing goes back to Montaigne. ”

    Phyllis Rose

  • “Music came to me in a spotty, haphazard and completely disjointed way, and it wasn’t until I started writing a novel that begins in 1966, that I found I had suddenly tapped into one of the richest veins in American music.”

    Elizabeth Crook