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To Read is to Fly

“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.”

―A.C. Grayling

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About Rereading

It’s often said that when you really like a book, you will sooner or later feel the urge to reread it. You’ll certainly remember this quote by a French author

Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread.

-Francois Mauriac

It’s easy to agree with Mauriac; there are many reasons that can bring you to read a book; maybe your teacher told you to, or a friend suggested it, you could be into a reading group, the book could be a classic or a best-seller. You could have casually bumped on it. To end this short list you could even be reading it to hit on someone. Many discussions have been made about the probability to like a book, given the reason that brought it into your hands, but that’s not the issue of this post. Instead, rereading a book means you liked not only the plot, when there is, but also the writing and the passages which amaze you as much as the first time you read it. Continue reading

Stray Books

Check out Grant Snider’s site. It won’t be a waste of time!

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First destination: Interwar America

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