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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Jane Smiley said it well in her book...

13 Ways of Looking at the Novel....
"Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book."

regardless of reviews. regardless of the condition of the cover. regardless of the
work that has come before, or the books that are stacked under it or around it...
a book has a presence. it represents a new possibility: the relationship between
you the reader and the soul of the writer, captured there, on paper, via little
glyphs. the meaning you take from those symbols and marks is no longer
what the writer intended but what you, the reader, create for yourself.
so is the power of a book.

what world might you read yourself into today? what quality might invite you in
through the pages of a book? how might you embrace the heroic within yourself
inspired by marks on a page? what are you reading?

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