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Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Problem With Reading Competitively

Claire Fallon at The Huffington Post
"There’s a quote I often see on literary Pinterests and Facebook walls, usually Photoshopped onto an image of dusty bookshelves: 'In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.' This quote, attributed to Mortimer J. Adler, the author of How to Read a Book, espouses an easy-to-love sentiment: It’s not about winning, but about having a rich experience. Yet how many of us self-identified bookworms love to casually drop into conversation that we read a book a day, or avidly update our Goodreads pages to ensure everyone knows we’ve read yet another book?"
(via Liliana Palermo at the Buenos Aires Herald)

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