These are always fascinating to me – why read, why write?
Portable Magic: A history of books and their readers by Emma Smith ***** 21/07/22
An excellent book. See the review here. A love letter to books and their readers.
Public Library by Ali Smith ** 12/06/22
Short stories are just not my cup of tea even though I keep on trying them. Unfortunately, this bookd didn’t change my mind! What I did like about it were the interludes of people’s recollections of libraries as this was written at a time when libraries were closing.
The old saying that you don’t like what you don’t understand is true for me and this book. I’ll keep on trying.