Friday, 27 July 2018

Book Quotes of the Week

"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift." Kate DiCamillo

"My mother taught me that reading is a kind of work, and that every paragraph merits exertion, and in this way, I learned how to absorb difficult books. Soon after I went to kindergarten, however, I learned that reading difficult books also brings trouble. I was punished for reading ahead of the class, for being unwilling to speak and act "nicely." I didn't know why I simultaneously feared and adored my female teachers, but I did know that I needed their attention." Hope Jahren, Lab Girl

"We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever." Philip Pullman

"The nicest thing about a book is no commercials" Charles M. Schulz, The Peanuts

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  1. Philip Pullman did it for me today!

    1. He is so right, I thought that, too.
      I also thought it was interesting to see the difference in the quotes by Kate DiCamillo and Hope Jahren. I totally agree with Kate but I've also seen what happened to Hope, not as much while I went to school, luckily, but later in courses etc. Adult education seems a lot more competitve and people don't like it when others get ahead of them.