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Reading Can Be Exhausting

Reading Can Be Exhausting

I took a class in college called “Readers, Writers, and Books”, mainly because my favorite professor was teaching it and partly because I thought it sounded straightforward enough. As a Literature major, I had been taking handfuls of intensive theory classes. I was hoping for a bit of an easier time. Of course, I should have known better than to judge a class by its title. I’ll spare you the nitty gritty, but the primary goal of the class was…

Simply Said: Joyce Carol Oates

Simply Said: Joyce Carol Oates

2013 has been my most successful year of reading thus far. According to the metrics on Goodreads, I’ve read 59 books already this year. Before 2013, the most books I had read in a year was 43 books in 2009. And while, we’re on the topic of statistics, I’ve read 20,988 pages so far. Reading really has been my way to slip into the skin of someone else. And with 59 books consumed thus far, I’ve clearly been on a…