Unread books are little bombs of potential. I thrive on potential. Staring at the to-be-read shelf above my bed is meditative and exciting. That pile of books, chosen ...On June 9, 2015 / By Nicolette Stewart
I do not have the best track record when it comes to meeting people whose work I admire. No matter how hard I try to come up with ...On May 22, 2015 / By Erika Jelinek
What does it take to make you give up on a book? How bad is too bad? How boring too boring? How lame too lame? How do you ...On May 12, 2015 / By Nicolette Stewart
I always assumed that the birth of my daughter would mean the end of my rabid reading career. How the hell would I find the time to read ...On May 5, 2015 / By Nicolette Stewart
This month I have made the mistake of starting two challenging books simultaneously. Iron Council by China Miéville is long, filled with oddly repetitive Miévillian word choice (translation: ...On April 23, 2015 / By Nicolette Stewart
It happened to me last month. Innocently, I picked up Al Ewing’s 2013 novel The Fictional Man thinking, “oh, another book I’ve had on my to-read pile for ...On April 17, 2015 / By Nicolette Stewart
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