Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading - Nina Sankovitch Too much pathos, a lot of preaching, an omnipresent 'I', and some book spoilers in between. Egomaniacs with plenty of time on their hands are never good at writing except if they are called Tolstoy. His name, though, shouldn't have been allowed to be used to promote this drivel. I feel cheated.

Somebody please tell Mrs. Sankovitch that abusing the act of reading is as harmful as any other excessive behaviour. It is like being force-fed your favourite food without being given the time to chew and savour it. There is nothing magical about this. It leaves a bad taste in your mouth and a bad mess in your mind.