What's a Common Reader -- and what is Uncommon Reading?
Virginia Woolf defined a common reader as someone who is not a scholar; not a critic. A common reader "reads for his own pleasure rather than to impart knowledge or correct the opinions of others. Above all, he is guided by an instinct to create for himself, out of whatever odds and ends he can come by, some kind of whole." By that definition, I'm definitely a common reader -- reading an uncommonly large and diverse collection of books.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
A Timely Commentary on Kindle Singles!
Except that the bright mind at Amazon that I referred to earlier has already caught on to this...
I'll continue to keep an eye on Kindle Singles and report back on the best of them.