Reading Fast and Slow

Mini Kapoor

Try taking up a book one page at a time

Reading that Gives on

The unquantifiable value of a gifted book

Browsing Alert

Memory and instinct in a bookshop

My Reading Life

Meeting a younger me through my bookcases

Illness As Allegory

Pandemic thoughts after reading Mary Shelley and Albert Camus

Return to the Magic Mountain

Tired of re-reading Camus’ The Plague and closed-room murder mysteries, or of obsessing over the novel coronavirus? These ten novels about quarantine and isolation may help get you through the lockdown—whether you are ill, retreating from the world or just brooding

Reading in the Time of Pollution

Cooped up indoors with air filters

Imagination & Emojis

The emotional evolution in reading and writing

Where the Mind Is Without Fear

To be a witness, if not a channel for others’ voices

Best of Books 2018: Crime Fiction

Unreliable narrators, bear poachers, undercover Russian agents and much more


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