Who is currently your favorite author?
What is your current favorite work of fiction?
What is your favorite current work of non fiction?
And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected.
From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness to someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.
So, please, oh please, we bet, we pray,
go throw your TV set away,
and in its place you can install,
a lovely bookcase on the wall.
We read five words on the first page of a really good novel and we begin to forget that we are reading printed words on a page; we begin to see images.
I think that people should carry notebooks with them at all times just for those moments because there’s nothing worse than having that moment and finding that you’re unable to set it down except with a knife on your leg or something.