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On my bookshelf (I)- Reading habits and paper vs. e-books

Strolling along the South Bank one sunny afternoon, I came across an old friend lurking at a second-hand bookstall under Waterloo Bridge: It was a 1963 Penguin first edition and it was unthinkable that I should carry on without it, … Continue reading

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The isolation wall

A nurse once asked me about the effects of one of the chemotherapy drugs in my regimen. “One of my patients said it feels as if a wall comes up around you,” she said, which I thought was a pretty … Continue reading

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One half my life is not reading books

I like to consider May instead of January as the beginning of the new year because of Philip Larkin’s “Trees”: The trees are coming into leaf Like something almost being said; The recent buds relax and spread, Their greenness is … Continue reading

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Life in a barrel

The writer Evgeny Morozov recently revealed his methods for limiting internet use: … I have bought myself a type of laptop from which it was very easy to remove the Wi-Fi card – so when I go to a coffee … Continue reading

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