Karl Ove Knausgaard on the most interesting thing he learned from a book

Last weekend's New York Times Book Review interviewed with the Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard, author most-famously of the 6-part autobiographical series My Struggle and the recently released Autumn, for their By the Book section. Every week authors answer bookish questions, such as "What's your favorite book?", or "What books are on your nightstand now?", among others. Here is my favorite … Continue reading Karl Ove Knausgaard on the most interesting thing he learned from a book

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Learning to Love, with Jeanette Winterson

Love is vivid. I never wanted to the pale version. Love is full strength. I never wanted to diluted version. I never shied away from love's hugeness but I had no idea that love could be as reliable as the sun. The daily rising of love [...] It is never to late to learn to … Continue reading Learning to Love, with Jeanette Winterson

Bibliotherapy and whether reading can making you happier

I'm quite content to mimic some readers, Virginia Woolf included, and take pride in my seemingly serendipitous and spontaneous choices of books. I like to think that books have a way of coming and going in your life, knowing full well though, that books can mean different things to people at any stage of their … Continue reading Bibliotherapy and whether reading can making you happier