Posts Tagged ‘reading’

Music for reading – Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Debussy, Liszt, Schumann

19/03/2017 Σχολιάστε
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The Year in Reading

01/02/2017 Σχολιάστε

In this season of giving, we asked some notably avid readers — who also happen to be poets, musicians, diplomats, filmmakers, novelists, actors and artists — to share the books that accompanied them through 2016.


DEC. 19, 2016

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The best libraries in the world

22/01/2017 1 Σχολιο

Best Libraries From Around The World - The Admont

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

Asta Thrastardottir

Jan. 1, 2015, If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.

To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we’ve complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.

From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a sundial, these are the libraries that all book lovers should visit in their lifetime.

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Which Writer’s Letters Are Most Worth Reading?

01/09/2016 Σχολιάστε

Daguerreotype of the poet Emily Dickinson, taken circa 1848.


SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW, The New York Times, DEC. 2, 2014


Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Dana Stevens and Francine Prose discuss what they consider the most worthwhile literary letters.

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The book’s futures

10/12/2015 Σχολιάστε

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali


Manuel Arias Maldonado


Should the printed book soon become a relic of a bygone era in publishing, uncertainty as to modes of sharing knowledge and experience will remain. Neither will we know, according to Manuel Arias Maldonado, whether to mourn the loss of the well known or of the valuable.

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The Last Chapter

06/12/2015 Σχολιάστε

Claude Monet (The Reader) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Claude Monet (The Reader) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir



Enda O’Doherty

Go out to your local bookshop, advises Enda O’Doherty, and get in close with those Books You Haven’t Read, the Books To Read Next Summer and The Books To Fill Out Those Small Gaps That Are Still There On Your Shelves. Don’t come away empty-handed. They may not be there forever.

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22/11/2015 Σχολιάστε

Women paintings by An He

Women paintings by An He

“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries”.

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