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  • I also had a bunch of research I have to do, so the novel-reading started up slowly.

    Kristine Kathryn Rusch » 2010 » May » 31

  • “This quip is not dishonest: though I have several friends who have combined novel-reading with motherhood very successfully, in my own head I hold a convoluted equation, one based on the approximate number of hours I have left to live versus the number of good books I have left to read, and it is very anxiety-inducing.”

    Who’s The Dummy, Mummy? | Her Bad Mother

  • Crain further wonders whether "the recent decline in novel-reading in America hasn't got something to do with the country's new tolerance for torture and lack of concern about human rights."

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  • Thus one might infer that his concern for the decline in novel-reading is also an accompanying lament for the passing of the novel in its realist/character-centered phase (at least characters who are relatively unproblematic in their psychological make-up, who give us desired access to their "inner feelings.")

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  • No respectable evolutionist would bother with the question, “What was the adaptive value of ‘novel-reading’ genes?”

    Defensive Evolutionary Biologist goes ape on James Wood

  • Further, diligent novel-reading is hardly a fixed trait in the human species.

    Defensive Evolutionary Biologist goes ape on James Wood

  • It's the time of year when that novel-reading itch kicks in and we feel compelled to drop all activities in favor of reclining on a lawn chair (or a sofa, or a towel, or a hammock -- we're not picky) and burying our noses in a gripping summer read.

    Five buzziest summer beach reads

  • This book's numbered chapters muse on the pleasures and perplexities of novel-reading.

    Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

  • "I couldn't put it down": so the cliché about the pleasure of novel-reading goes.

    Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

  • What I was trying to say was that her first year here, May actually wanted to form some kind of novel-reading club.

    The Book Of Spells

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