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Thursday, July 19, 2012

A deeper understanding of things...

Photo courtesy of NYPL Digital Library

"Books educate us about art 
and politics and people and ideas.  
This happens in non-fiction and fiction.  
And in poetry, of course.  
So many of us have been 
moved to a deeper understanding 
of things -- or many things -- 
by taking in a few 
dark lines on the page."

~ Elizabeth Berg

Try to imagine all the things you wouldn't know about -- wouldn't understand -- if you'd never read a book in your life.  I know, for me, it would be a staggering amount of information.  Yes, I've learned a lot from teachers, family members, and friends.  I've been educated by life in general.  But there are so many, many other things that I wouldn't even know existed if I hadn't read about them in a book....


  1. This is so true! Elizabeth Berg is one of my favorite authors! I Have read a majority of her books.

  2. I haven't read any of her books yet, but was looking at her website this morning after posting this, and thought they sounded good! I put her name on my "authors to read" list. :)