My sister sent me a picture of her new bookshelves
. Serendipitously, it arrived the same day friend Pat enrolled me into Shelfari
, a website that allows you to highlight the books you like the most.
Mind you, I don't doubt that it is a clever marketing tool for booksellers, but that is one kind of merchant - and practice - that I encourage. Literacy has for far too long been under-rated. Here's a way to support it.
We need to re-establish a keen interest in learning, and not just in having it done by people rushing to Google for something the read. Instilling a spirit of inquiry means exposing ourselves to a vast range of ideas and beliefs; creative conjectures, as well as dark, troubling opinions. Reading helps do this.
For what it's worth, here's a link to my book list >>>Will's favorite books
. I havent put up tomes I find disturbing. Maybe I ought to. Though I don't know why; any rabid neo-con website will have stuff that shivers my soul, and there are plenty of those sites available already. Just look at Faux News
Labels: books, literacy