This blog’s goal to share with fellow readers and critical thinkers a particular way of deep-reading, expressed in the form of critiques and reviews of all sorts of books, in the hopes it will be a convincing or compelling way of starting new kinds of conversations about books.

To hint at the range of writing to be discussed in the blog’s essays, some favorites to list are: psychologist Howard Gardner, recreational mathematician Martin Gardner, biologist Stephen Jay Gould, poet Archie Ammons, short fiction Deborah Eisenberg, A.A. Milne, and a favorite all-time work of fiction is J R, by William Gaddis.