Tim Ferriss has recently interviewed Neil Gaiman.
I always enjoy hearing Neil Gaiman talk about his work and his writing process. I have an on-again-off-again appreciation for his novels. Nevertheless, he remains one of the few contemporary writers I keep up with and he makes me want to keep up with more of them.
I recently wrote a post for my school’s website reflecting on the difference between good readers and critical readers. I imagine this is a topic I’ll return to. Already, after seeing it published, I can think of several changes and/or extensions of the idea. I’ll try to add some of those reflections here in the near future.
Also, from a strictly stylistic perspective, I don’t know if it was effective to try to cram a summary of the Apology in with my thesis about reading which is grounded in Lewis’ An Experiment in Criticism. Would it have been better to simplify it, focusing solely on Lewis’ argument? Maybe. But the idea originally sprung from a Plato discussion with my seventh grade students and I wanted to be able to talk about both.
Once again I fear I’ve fallen into the trap of saying a little about a lot, instead of a lot about a little. I’m still struggling to know what it feels like when I’ve struck the balance.