Curious David Redux: Booked for the Summer

Christine Smallwood has a thoughtful review in the June 9 & 16 2014 New Yorker “Ghosts in the Stacks” of Phyllis Rose’s The Shelf: From LEQ to LES.

Smallwood raises some issues about reading books which is of considerable interest to me:

how we choose books today has been dramatically changed by technology (our preferences and reading habits are monitored and curated what scholars read and how they read has changed (a distinction is made between close reading and surface reading)

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