Jan 26, 2010


Once I had learned to read my letters, I read everything: books, but also notices, advertisements, the small type on the back of tramway tickets, letters tossed into the garbage, weathered newspapers caught under my bench in the park, graffiti, the back covers of magazines held by other readers on the bus, When I found that Cervantes, in his fondness for reading, read "even the bits of paper in the street," I knew exactly what urge drove him to this scavenging. - Alberto Manguel

1 comment:

  1. Awww... Is that you, Oggie??!

    Didn't an enlightened soul once remark, "Good children's literature appeals not only to
    the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child."

    And who would disagree with the inimitable Dr.Seuss: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

    Reading takes you places you never knew existed!

    I enjoy visiting your book blog, Jennie!