In praise of reading

I love this post:

8 Ways Reading Makes You Better

The author starts with praise for the concept of the public library:

The public library is a phenomena that to this day I still can’t get over. Free knowledge, for anyone. Literally, anyone. I can’t think of an equivalent other than going to a clothing store, “checking out” an outfit, wearing the outfit and returning it in four weeks, free of charge.

Yes, indeed.  It’s a lovely ode to reading and libraries.  Wander over and take a minute to read it.

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2 responses to “In praise of reading

  1. I’m really glad that you found the post helpful Mary Beth! Thanks for reading 🙂

  2. Interlibrary loan is compelling proof of the existence of God, who in His benevolence, grants the gift of nearly any book anywhere for a patient reader. Usually about 10 bucks in fees and a 6 to 8 week wait gets me 4-5 books that would have taken a $400 plane ticket (plus taxi and hotel) to access otherwise.

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