Thursday, February 14, 2013

Booking through Thursday: Bibliophilia

This day, Booking through Thursday asks....what do we love most about reading?

In picking up a book, I can throw back the curtain of time and communicate with a person long dead. My mind can engage with their arguments, study their convictions -- connect with their soul, as it were. This is just as true in reading a novel as reading a philosophical or scientific treatise.  To read is to explore, to contemplate, and there's no thrill like reading words penned centuries ago and having them resonate just as if they were being spoken by someone living right now, in our present circumstances. Regardless of how drastically we alter the world around us, the human experience at heart doesn't really change, and there is strength to  be found in communing with the ages, as we can through books.

7 comments:

  1. Being able to immerse ourselves in other times and places....and have words spoken then resonate now.

    That is definitely the key to the reading life.

    Here's MY BTT POST

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  2. I love that reading can be both entertaining and educational at the same time.

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  3. Good answer. Hard to imagine what live would have been like without reading.
    my BTT

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  4. A great answer.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/02/booking-through-thursday_14.html

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