Friday, July 8, 2022

The bookstore I go to I went to two days ago. It’s a 20-25 minute walk from where I live. This is what I got. The Grace Paley books I decided were by an author who’s worth the time it’ll take. 

Thursday, July 7, 2022


With Rising Book Bans, Librarians Have Come Under Attack

Caustic fights over which books belong on the shelves have put librarians at the center of a bitter and widening culture war. (from

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Tuesday, July 5, 2022


Janet Malcolm: The Last Interview; Joan Didion: The Last Interview review – crafty to the end

In these revealing late-life chats, the two doyennes of US journalism display all the acuity and intellectual toughness that made them household names (in ‘The Guardian’):

Monday, July 4, 2022

How TikTok Became a Best Seller Machine (from

#BookTok, where enthusiastic readers share reading recommendations, has gone from being a novelty to becoming an anchor in the publishing industry and a dominant driver of fiction sales.