Posts Tagged ‘Literary Snobbery’

The Snob

Friday, August 5th, 2011

In the world of literature, you don’t have to throw a stone far to hit a snob. Snobbery takes many forms. It can form around social class, or material possessions, or workplace achievements. All types of snobbery are worth writing about (and mocking). Yet for me, it’s the intellectual snob that is most tedious of all. (more…) more»

Do you re-read?

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Do you re-read books? I do, but I wouldn’t call myself a serial re-reader; perhaps one book out of every twenty I open is a repeat read.

Though I wasn’t aware of this until recently, re-reading seems to baffle or even offend some people. (more…) more»

It’s Literally Literary Snobbery

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Why do less people read now than, say, 50 years ago? Is the answer really just “Xbox”, or are there other reasons that the general public choose to avoid books? (more…) more»