Tag Archives: reading

Reasons to Read

Will Schwalbe, author of “Books for Living,” has a great list of reasons to read.

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Curling Up with a Good Book

This Scott Bates is a testimony to the solitary joy of reading.

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Why Read Lit? Let Me Count the Reasons

I grapple today about why it is essential to read lit. And what happens to us when we don’t.

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Krauss’ Book about Imaginary Books

Books that describe imaginary books seem to offer us special portals to magical worlds.

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The Secret Ecstasy of Reading

Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Aurora Leigh” captures my own relationship with books.

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Reading Lit through the Eyes of Others

Reading literature through the eyes of others brings special pleasures and insights.

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