“Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real.”
Our critic Juan Vidal says there are three books he makes time every year to re-read: A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway’s account of 1920s Paris, Annie Dillard’s 1975 stream-of-consciousness ramble Holy the Firm, and
Julio Cortázar’s Save Twilight: Selected Poems.
I try to get around to 1984 at least once every couple of years; it keeps revealing new details to me. How about you?
Caution: I will make unrequested suggestions.
American Library Association’s Avengers READ posters. (x)
I always find things like this so ironic. I spent most of my childhood defending myself from adults who were trying to stop me from reading, and yet they pretend they want kids to read. They don’t. Kids who read will figure too much out.