Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bookish Quote of the Day!!

“Reader's Bill of Rights

1. The right to not read

2. The right to skip pages

3. The right to not finish

4. The right to reread

5. The right to read anything

6. The right to escapism

7. The right to read anywhere

8. The right to browse

9. The right to read out loud

10. The right to not defend your tastes”

 ― Daniel Pennac


  1. I have stood up for and defended these rights in the past and will still do in the future.:D

    A few years back, I had new neighbours move in next door. They were from the country and were very new to a unit/townhouse complex. I was used to reading outside my unit and in my backyard because I always did enjoy the sun and the fresh air. The new neighbour's wife didn't like me reading anywhere she could see me and got snotty each time... in the end I told her to sod off and get a life... and to read a damn book! :)
    She told me she didn't read. I said I pitied her, but it didn't mean that she had to stop me from doing something I've loved doing and have been doing since before she arrived just because she didn't like seeing me. Her husband - and her family - agreed with me. :)

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    2. I too have stood up for and defended these rights in the past and will continue to do so in the future as well.

      I've had a couple of people who think it's great that I enjoy reading as a hobby, but they think I read too much. I do a lot of other things besides reading. How would they like if I told them that I thought they spent too much time participating in their hobby??

      As long as my hobby isn't interfering in other aspects of my life (ie my relationships with others, bill paying, chores) then I'm not reading too much.