Nick Hornby writes a column in The Believer magazine called Stuff I’ve Been Reading. It’s about stuff he’s been reading. He reads a lot. It’s impressive.
This is my column, of sorts, called Stuff I’d Like To Be Reading. It’s about stuff I’d like to be reading.
It’s a photo column, comprised only of pics taken in bookstores of books I want to buy or research. I take them on my iPhone, and as you can tell, take no time for styling or polishing. You’ll see headphone cords, my hand and phone’s shadow, even my feet.
Research for this column often takes place at either Nicholas Hoare, in Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market district; Talking Leaves, right here on Elmwood; or if I’m lucky, STRAND, in
heaven Manhattan’s Union Square. In my dreams, I’m escorted out of STRAND for having taken too many snapshots. I tell them I’m just a loyal and avid customer, but they don’t buy it. I scream, “You don’t understand! I’m one of you!” as they drag me off. I sneak in with disguise, and then they arrest me.
It’s a serious love, me and STRAND.
I now present the debut of Stuff I’d Like To Be Reading.