The painful pleasure of “to be read” lists – by TimHannigan:
A TBR list is a bit like a financial debt. It weighs on you. And then it gets out of control and you find yourself in a spiral. And this place? It’s like the pub or the bookmakers on the road between the ATM and the supermarket. I’m almost flinching away from this week’s postings: Alice Munro, did several people say? Something about midnight in the capital of Bangladesh? Something about Gujarat, and some stories from the place they now call Mumbai? Get away from me! Be gone you foul temptresses! I have a stack of unread books climbing towards the ceiling already, and work to do!
From The Guardian Books Blog