reading

A Reason for Everything . . .

Who among you have asked “what is reading for?” The answer seems pretty obvious, right? Reading is for . . . hmmmmm. Well, posited as a philosophical riddle, I’m not exactly certain what is the correct answer. Are you? Robert Bringhurst offers some thoughts. The most elegant and accessible writer on type, typography, readability...

The Consequences of Writing Without Reading

At The New Yorker Book Bench Macy Halford recently posed an important question: “What is wanting to write without wanting to read like? It’s imperative that we figure it out, because Giraldi’s right: it’s both crazy and prevalent among budding writers.” She was echoing a question asked by debut novelist William Giraldi who in...