Friday, May 2, 2014

Quote of the Day (James Atlas, on a Book Group's ‘Emotional Power')

“Reading is a solitary act, an experience of interiority. To read a book is to burst the confines of one’s consciousness and enter another world. What happens when you read a book in the company of others? You enter its world together but see it in your own way; and it’s through sharing those differences of perception that the book group acquires its emotional power.” ―James Atlas, “Really? You’re Not in a Book Club?,” The New York Times, March 23, 2014

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