a blog with cultural bulimia.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

The tyranny of reading.

"So Victoria Beckham has never read a book in her life.(...)

If you love reading, which I happen to, life without books is unthinkable; that's very true. Not having several on the go all at once would seem very odd; a long train journey would be absolutely unbearable. One of the scariest prospects about joining the Big Brother household would be the grim desert of weeks on end with nothing to read.

But if you don't love reading, and particularly if you positively dislike it, why should you feel in the least bit bothered if you don't polish off a serious novel a week?" [Guardian Unlimited]