Why is it that, even when I’ve realized that the book I’ve started reading isn’t the text I actually need to be reading — either it doesn’t do the thing I thought it did, or it occurs to me that my attention would be more fruitfully placed elsewhere — I nonetheless feel the need to finish the thing before moving on to another book?
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Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English, Michigan State University. Author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy. View all posts by Kathleen Fitzpatrick