Festive Reading, Thinking and Doing

I love reading books recommended by readers and writers which means my to be read pile just keeps growing. These days I'm reading a lot on the kindle. Having 'turned' the last page of Stephen King's The Outsider last week I'm now almost finished with the truly wonderful Rachel Kushner's The Mars Room.  After that I'm going to move … Continue reading Festive Reading, Thinking and Doing

The book creates meaning, the meaning creates life….My Pile of Reading

  The book creates meaning, the meaning creates life (Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text) It is often difficult for me to get to events and launches so reading and chatting is how I try to stay connected to the literary scene. I've recently chatted to Nessa O'Mahony about her debut novel The Branchman and Nuala O'Connor … Continue reading The book creates meaning, the meaning creates life….My Pile of Reading

On Reading: Alone and in Book Groups

This week I welcome Frances Clarke who talks about her experience of reading for pleasure, for academia and for a book group. In particular, she discusses reading the first two books in Karen Lee Street's Edgar Allan Poe's trilogy. SG: Frances, Welcome to Writers Chat which, for this session should really be called Readers Chat! … Continue reading On Reading: Alone and in Book Groups