Category Archives: reading

A Refuge From All the Miseries of Life

To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. William Somerset Maugham, Books and You, reblogged from

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Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. Mason Cooley from “Country Living” reblogged from Madison Young – Pinterest

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People who love reading are often called bookworms – but that’s the wrong way around. It’s not you that worms into a book; it is books that worm into you. Amanda Craig, quoted in the “Independent” (UK), re-quoted in “The … Continue reading

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Guilt-Free Relaxations

Of all the human relaxations which are free from guilt, none so dignified as reading. Egerton Brydges

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How To Destroy a Culture

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. Ray Bradbury

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A Great Book

A great book should leave you with many experiences and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. William Styron

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Reading & Thinking

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. John Locke

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