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"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....