The Return of Binge Reading

September 6, 2019

When’s the last time you binged a book in one sitting? It was probably not as recent as your last Netflix binge. For The New York Times, novelist Ben Dolnick says it’s time we indulge more in binge reading and reap its benefits: “Little jokes and echoes, separated by dozens or even hundreds of pages, come rustling out of the text forest. A writer’s voice—Grace Paley at her slangy best, Nicholson Baker at his hypomanic craziest—starts to seep into and color the voice of your innermost thoughts.”

Image credit: “Reading by the Window,” Charles James Lewis

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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