Who needs sleep when you have a good book?
She lost touch with reality and was dragged into her imagination.
Reading requires actual concentration. If you skipped a paragraph, or even an important sentence, you could lose the entire story. With most TV shows, though, you didn’t have to concentrate at all. You could space out for a good ten minutes, then come back and still figure out what was going on.
The delights of reading impart the vivacity of youth even to old age.
Could crushed spirit be destroyed if it encountered too much spirit?
Perhaps this new kind of reading will appeal to us after we give it a try.
The survival spirit; either read or write a story.
I have learned to thank God for what I cannot see, I have learned to trust God with what I cannot.
I rushed to the living room to protect myself from I don’t know what, behind my best friend, a book.
Why should literature be easy? Sometimes you can do what you want to do in a simple, direct way that is absolutely right. Sometimes you can’t. Reading is not a passive act. Books are not TV. Art of all kinds is an interactive challenge. The person who makes the work and the person who comes to the work both have a job to do. I am never wilfully obscure, but I do ask for some effort.