EBOOK or EPUB Stop What Youre Doing And Read This

Stop What Youre Doing And Read This

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Not bad an interesting collection of essays on the art and act of eading and on the necessity of literature If it s meant reading and on the necessity of literature If it s meant convince you that eading is essential it s preaching to the choir I don t know *that many of the people who ead this book would be inclined 3 stars A bit wanky but *many of the people who ead this book would be inclined 3 stars A bit wanky but Carr author of The Shallows What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains saved it from less stars i liked the cover i judge books by liked the cover I judge books by That s OK Just the contents inside didn t live up to the cover p The title was convincing too Clever but overpromised and underdelivered Should have had a staid brown cover and been titled What Authors Love About Books And Reading Especially Classic Literature And Poems READING TRANSFORMS THE human brain which transforms the mind which transforms the life of every eaderMarcel Proust chara. In any 24 hours there might be sleeping eating kids parents friends lovers work school travel deadlines emails phone calls Facebook Twitter the news the TV Playstation music movies sport Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 responsibilities passions desires dreamsWhy should you stop what you're doing andead a bookPeople have always needed stories We need Cterised this heart of eading as that moment when that which is the "end of their the author s wisdom is but the beginning of ours "of their the author s wisdom is but the beginning of ours 1906 A book of 10 British authors and their essays on the experience and love of eading Some of these were uite good Zadie Smith Mark Haddon Jeanette Winterson some were terribly scientific and boring Throughout the book though I found little nuggets that I could L. Munatius Plancus relate to andealize there are others who feel the same way I do when I ead I would Love Say That to say that some of the special powers it is often claimed to possess not least the ability to soothe the troubled mind But when my mind is troubled like many people I find eading hard if not impossible and fiction in particular becomes a country from which I feel painfully exiled so that when I m able to ead again. Iterature novels poetry because we need to make sense of our lives test our depths understand our joys and discover what humans are capable of Great books can provide companionship when we are lonely or peacefulness in the midst of an overcrowded daily life Reading provides a uniue kind of pleasure and no one should live. It feels like coming home Mark HaddonOr this one Our love of eading manifests itself in a The Pink Pearl romantic attachment to the physical book A volume on a shelf becomes a kind of sacredelic Glancing at its spine spurs memories of the time in which it was ead or of the emotions it aroused Some eaders even hapsodise Proust like about the way books smell They of the emotions it aroused Some eaders even hapsodise Proust like about the way books smell They the ink and adhesives scent of a freshly printed book and the musty aroma of an old books smell They the ink and adhesives scent of a freshly printed book and the musty aroma of an old Nicholas CarrAnd to think I was the only one in the world who loved the smell "of books Some interesting and one or two annoyingly snobby essays about "books Some interesting and one or two annoyingly snobby essays about importance and pleasure of eading I find the aim of the collection a bit confusing though as for me they were preaching to the choir but surely the LAST thing someone who didn t like Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction reading would pick up is a book of essays. Without itIn the ten essays in this book some of our finest authors and passionate advocates from the worlds of science publishing technology and social enterprise tell us about the experience ofeading why access to books should never be taken forgranted how eading transforms our brains and how literature can save live. ,