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Most of those so-called middlebrow readers would have readily admitted that the Iliad set a standard that could not be matched by What Makes Sammy Run? or Exodus. But any reader with common sense would also understand intuitively, immediately, that such comparisons are false, that the uses of reading are vast and variegated and that some of them are not addressed by Homer.The Canon, censorship, and the future of publishing, not to mention that of reading itself, are all subjects Quindlen addresses with intelligence and optimism in a book that may not change your life, but will no doubt remind you of other books that did. --Alix Wilber
So far this book is really well done and right up my alley. How Reading Changed My Life is a book that just made me happy. Read morePublished 5 months ago by bookwormbug
Amazing book! Ms. Qundlen is a masterful writer and everyone needs to read this book!Published 8 months ago by Jeannie P. Weldin
I find reading to be one of the best salves for the soul, when at lose ends a book will sooth me and give me new understanding and prospective of live. Read morePublished 10 months ago by dennis burris
This is a delightful quick read. I enjoy reading how accomplished people have made choices on their paths, and when authors write passionately about their favorite books and why... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Carolyn Dargevics
This book communicated all my thoughts on reading and more. Its insights on what reading does for all of us who love to read are incredible. Read morePublished 11 months ago by A. Zuluaga-Adkisson
Very well written and if you need encouragement to read this will motivate you. Love her insight and book lists.Published 13 months ago by mary susan kearney