Lev Grossman

This summer has witnessed the reignition of the debate about pulpy reading, with much of the usual attendant hair-pulling and garment-rending. Should you do it? Should you feel guilty about doing it? Is it bad for you? And, oh goodness, once you open your mind to the corrupting tendrils of popular fiction, can your good-breeding and forthright character hope to survive for long?

Our preferred answers, in order: Yes. No. No. And probably not, which you should embrace.

On Time Magazine, Lev Grossman posts a hilarious essay about the art of reading and walking at the same time. He discusses the ins and outs of wandering around with your nose tucked in a book, and how you do it most efficiently: My first move is to clamp the book under one arm, inside-out, [...]

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