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If your house is haunted by a book-hating ghost, the Wirecutter can’t help you.

Jessie Gaynor

July 22, 2019, 2:55pm

It may be summer, but that doesn’t mean you can only read on the beach. You can also read in your home! Unless, that is, your home is haunted by a ghost that hates books. If all your home ghosts love books, though, the Wirecutter, the New York Times property that tells you which things are good things to buy, has some tips for how to read at home. You may need new lightbulbs, or new lamps, even. You might have the wrong pillows. Your glasses might be the wrong prescription, which would make reading harder.

The question the Wirecutter fails to answer, and has frankly failed to answer in every article ever published on the site, is What am I going to do about this ghost who hates books, because books fill a person’s heads with dangerous ideas, ideas that might temporarily distract them from their own mortality, which this ghost naturally considers an affront to its whole ghosty thing.

The Wirecutter does suggest some noise-cancelling headphones you could buy, though I’m not convinced those wouldn’t just make the ghost angrier. Anyway, happy reading!

 

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