Saturday, May 28, 2022

Geoff Dyer: ‘I’m convinced Roger Federer and I could become great friends’

The author on pranking JM Coetzee, his huge debt to Labour, and his new book about the twilight of careers for artists, writers and sportsmen (from ‘The Guardian’):

Friday, May 27, 2022

Through a recession and pandemic, the book business in thriving in Buenos Aires

The Argentine capital has always been bookish. When hard times shuttered the big chain shops, book purveyors found a way to keep residents in fresh reading material. (from

Thursday, May 26, 2022

 How two Texas newspapers broke open the Southern Baptist sex scandal

An 2019 investigation by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News prompted this week’s massive disclosure about church leaders implicated in sex abuse cases.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Too many used books? Want to help literacy efforts? Here's what to do.

It's time to put a little more thought into how you get rid of your old books. (from

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The Book That Said the Words I Couldn’t Say

As a teen, I didn’t always know how to express myself. A now-forgotten novel helped me find my voice. (from ‘The Atlantic’):

Monday, May 23, 2022

Remembering Roger Angell, Hall of Famer

In the course of a well-lived century, he established himself as the most exacting of editors, the most agile of stylists, a mentor to generations of writers, and baseball’s finest, fondest chronicler. (from ‘The New Yorker’):

Sunday, May 22, 2022


In the Fight Over How to Teach Reading, This Guru Makes a Major Retreat

Lucy Calkins, a leading literacy expert, has rewritten her curriculum to include a fuller embrace of phonics and the science of reading. Critics may not be appeased. (from