This post is a little different to the usual. It is a cross-post of my most recent newsletter. This is the only time that I’ll be putting one of these up on the blog – I just wanted to give everyone a chance to see what kind of thing I send out to the mailing […]Read more "The Most Important Book I’ve Ever Read + Other Strange Tales…"
‘In Praise of Shadows’ is a book first published in 1933 by the notable Japanese author Junichiro Tanizaki. The beating heart of the text is a deeply poetic and graceful exploration of: what beauty means, and where it is to be found. And over the course of what first appears to be a brief and […]Read more "In Praise of Shadows…"
There are books I read that sing in my heart. Books I return to again and again; that I carry with me; that carry me. Books that end their lives: beaten up, torn down, weather-worn, frayed, ripped and destroyed; pages flaking out, corners turned up, covers worn away and binding undone; each leaf a mash […]Read more "The Greatest Advice Ever Written…"