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Bibliotherapy
 
Bestsellers for sale in a German supermarket (Photo credit: Olaf Simons)
Bestsellers for sale in a German supermarket (Photo credit: Olaf Simons)
Bestsellers for sale in a German supermarket (Photo credit: Olaf Simons)

What to read? (Part 8) Reading Bestsellers

Best books and bestsellers Every reader will, at some point, have to decide how to deal with the inevitable guilt that comes from contemplating everything not yet read: all the canonical classics, all the top sellers, all the b...
 
Literary Travels
 
Henry David Thoreau's grave in Concord, Massachusetts.
Henry David Thoreau's grave in Concord, Massachusetts.
Henry David Thoreau's grave in Concord, Massachusetts.

Literary Grave Hunting

A curious hobby Graveyards are some of my favorite places to explore. Not for any morbid reason, mind you. I don’t find them spooky (though I don’t tend to walk through them at night) or even melancholy. Instead, I browse the g...
 
 
What Should I Read Next
 
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DeathcomesPemberleycloseup
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Review: Death Comes to Pemberley

Grande dame of British crime fiction P.D. James makes a passable stab at imitating Jane Austen’s style in Death Comes to Pemberley, an absorbing mystery novel set in the world of Pride and Prejudice – her writing is stately, wi...

 
Bibliotherapy
 
The Old Library at Trinity College Dublin. Photo courtesy of Kimberly B. Roth.
The Old Library at Trinity College Dublin. Photo courtesy of Kimberly B. Roth.
The Old Library at Trinity College Dublin. Photo courtesy of Kimberly B. Roth.

What to read? (Part 4) The Literary Canon

What makes the classics so ‘classic,’ and why should modern readers still seek to experience them? Nothing to be frightened of As Arnold Bennett reflected, it is easy to feel daunted when approaching the literary canon – “The a...