Alison Garwood Jones

Your reading brain ~ part deux

Originally published in September 2014 in Blog

  Marcel Proust (above) defined deep reading as the moment when, “That which is the end of [the author’s] wisdom appears to us as the beginning of ours.” (1906) Book editor Peter Dimock took it one step further, calling deep reading, “A time of internal solitary consciousness.” (2010) Neuroscientist Maryanne Wolf, author of Proust & […]

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Warp speed

Originally published in September 2014 in Blog

My favourite moments in Star Trek, the original series, weren’t the fight scenes where scrums of Beatle-booted characters threw fake punches and ricocheted off walls with a little too much actorly enthusiasm. And it wasn’t when Spock grew a beard and waxed poetic about the universe. And it certainly wasn’t when Kirk fell in love. I […]

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Take that!

Originally published in September 2014 in Blog

I had a great summer. My blog? Not so much. For three months, it was bombarded by a spam attack so thick and persistent that a team of developers had to put down their swords so they could scratch their heads. We ended up having to switch commenting platforms (the source of my woes) and […]

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