“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”
― Joyce Carol Oates
This is the final day of this challenge, and I wanted to speak to the power of reading. Ms. Oates’ quotation illustrates the effect of reading of creating empathy in readers. Reading pulls us into the lives and minds of the characters in the books we read. We feel their emotions and experience their lives, and by doing so, we are enriched as people.
Reading is not only one of the great pleasures but also is one of the essential experiences of a full life. From the time we are children through the range of our lives, reading gives us the opportunity to experience, consider, and attempt to understand the lives of other peoples, often in very distant places and times.
My nominees for today because I interpret the rules as meaning nominate 3 new bloggers each day of the challenge:
Stephanae V. McCoy http://boldblindbeauty.com
Eddie Two Hawks https://eddietwohawks.wordpress.com
1.) Once a day for the next three days, choose a quotation, and write a little about it.
2.) Thank the person who nominated you, and link back to their site.
3.) Nominate 3 other bloggers for the challenge, and let them know about it.
And thank you to Zanthee https://tasmatron.wordpress.com , who nominated me and who writes an excellent blog. Please take the time to check out her blog, and thank you so much for the nomination, Zanthee!