Read This Blog – Then Go Read a Book

Reading is equal, only to writing as far as I am concerned. Since I wrote about writing yesterday, it’s only fair to share with you this perfect piece about reading – a book that is. I leave you with a question and my favorite part of his post:

Which came first, reading or writing?!

“So now that you’ve read this post, gentle reader, my challenge to you is to go read something else, preferably bound between two covers and printed on paper. Turn off the computer and the television, silence the phone, and spend some time enjoying an activity which today, we too often take for granted among all the bells and whistles of 21st century technology. For wonderful as that technology is, there really is no substitute anywhere in new media for the experience of quietly paging through a good book.”

Blog of the Courtier

If you’re reading this blog post, chances are that, like me, you’re reading “stuff” all day long. You glance at the news headlines online and scroll through the blogs you subscribe to; you sift through emails and text messages; you open the mail, read office memos, and so on.  Thanks to these multiple demands on our attention, I suspect many of us who enjoy reading find it difficult to put aside some time to sit down and read a book.

For a bookworm like myself, this is also a practical problem.  When people know that you love books, you tend to receive books as gifts, such as at Christmas or on your birthday.  Similarly, should you find yourself at an event where books are being given away, or where there is a book-signing, you can’t help but pick up a few volumes for yourself.  Within the past six months alone…

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