I’ve said before how much I like Nick Hornby writing on books. It’s less literary criticism and more about the experiential content of reading, which is only partly determined by the content of the books themselves. My friend the Stoopid (sic) Noodle has been doing similar stuff. I don’t really know why I like this kind of writing so much, maybe it;s because reading is such an important part of my life (even when I temporarily hate it, an occupational hazard of what I do – BUT NOT ANYMORE!) and so I like to read about this important part of my life. Perhaps it’s time to read If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler again. Hmm.

Brainy Noodle’s post also reminds me, I want to read more Borges! And I want to read Elbaum’s book.