“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.”
~Mark Twain, attributed
We place a lot of emphasis on literacy, and rightly so! But this quotation made me think of how many people read only for functional reasons (work reports, sports scores, etc.) but who don’t read for pleasure as well as for information. I know everyone has different passions, and an athlete might say one can’t have a full life without sports, and a religious person might say one can’t have a full life without church. So I guess it’s presumptuous of me to say you can’t have a full life without reading for pleasure, just because it’s true for me. But I’m gonna say it anyway! So there.
Poem Starter: Write a poem made up of book titles. Here’s one I just found in the books in the pile closest to me.
If There Would Be No Light
tap dancing on the roof,
switching on the moon
–Laura Purdie Salas