Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming ~ Essay about the importance of reading, libraries, and enjoying fiction.

Why we read.


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Amanda Palmer on the Art of Asking and What Thoreau Teaches Us about Accepting Love | Brain Pickings

What Do I Read Next - The Spring Preview Edition


you've been warned.

Take along a book. This vintage print shows a father and son reading while camping. c. 1910

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds. New research shows works by writers such as Charles Dickens and Téa Obreht sharpen our ability to understand others' emotions – more than thrillers or romance novels

Reading a book..

It depends upon what you read...

A Book is a dream that you hold in your hand. ~Neil Gaiman

Reading is only boring if you lack imagination

“They don't really touch. Women don't shake hands with men. So the first time Darcy touches Elizabeth is when he helps her into the carriage, which is a really beautiful moment, because it's the first skin-on-skin touch. I think today, we don't think twice about that at all. I shake people's hands, I give them a kiss, whatever. It's interesting to think, if you don't have that tactile nature, how important one touch can be.” --Keira Knightley

Colin Firth


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