Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Why I Read



I have been away from the hospital for a few days so permit me this distraction. While away in a very cold and snowy Syracuse, NY, I had the opportunity to read the book  Why I Read,  by Wendy Lesser. The book is reviewed here by the NY Times.

Although the book is at times slightly pedantic, the subject of reading is explored in beautiful prose. The pleasure of reading can come from entertainment, novelty, style, plot, character development or simply the physical attraction of a book.

Bibliophiles take note, this book is worth reading.

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