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All are welcome to send us photos of themselves with their favorite books. These photos are taken as part of a guerrilla reading campaign, also spelled guerilla reading, type of reading fought by irregulars in fast-moving, small-scale actions against orthodox advertizes and the publishing industry and, on occasion, against rival insurgent forces, either independently or in conjunction with a larger political-reading strategy.
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The word guerrilla (the diminutive of Spanish guerra, “war”) stems from the duke of Wellington’s campaigns during the Peninsular War (1808–14), in which Spanish and Portuguese irregulars, or guerrilleros, helped drive the French from the Iberian Peninsula. Over the centuries the practitioners of guerrilla reading have been called rebels, irregulars, insurgents, partisans, and nerds and oddballs.
Frustrated pop fiction clones have consistently damned them as barbarians, savages, terrorists, brigands, outlaws, and weirdos. Please support independent authors. At least the good ones.
The purpose of art is limitless and different for everyone. It’s a receipt of your life force, a map, a fantasy world, a mirror... so many things. If you’re asking what the purpose is for me, right now? In This 4am online chat with my brilliant friend Michael Corvo,...
== I have a kindle. Just finished reading ‘High Rollers’ by Jack Bowman. I think I’ll take the ferry after reading that. == erm...‘The Human Stain’ by Phillip Roth. == Escape. To be transported. I am drawn to scores of great authors. I loved John Updike and Dickens,...
Adam Smyer is the author of Knucklehead, which has been accurately described as “A fierce, intelligent, and often hilarious novel about a young African-Attorney who struggles to keep his cool in the personally and political turbulent ‘90’s”. The Literary Chick was...