Serious Reading

Tim Parks in “Reading: The Struggle,” in the New York Review of Books, about finding the time — real solitude, not just breaks in your schedule — for serious reading, especially work of “conceptual delicacy and syntactical complexity” and novels of the past.

On Everything and Nothing & Reading and Not Writing

Sometimes I envision my Twitter feed as rushing water: my presence is a dam, and each tweet is debris making its way downstream. It’s now a challenge to let information simply flow—to let tweets swim by without me seeing or interacting with them.