Posts Tagged ‘reading’

Confessions of a Carnal Reader, Recently Reformed

Throughout my life, I’ve been what Anne Fadiman* would call a “carnal lover” of books, rather than a “courtly lover,” like my sister and at least one of my sons. Their books leave their hands in pristine condition, unmarked by their passing. I, on the other hand, love my books to death. As a youth, […]

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Words and Pictures II: Growing Up

Check out Words and Pictures Part I, about my early interest in the verbal and the pictorial. My family loved to read. As we reached high school, paperback books often went the rounds, with each reader initialing the inside cover. When the book had been read by everyone, it landed in a box by the […]

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