Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Quote of the Day

"There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it."

 Bertrand Russell

6 comments:

The Golden Eagle said...

I read for both reasons. :D More often it's the first, but sometimes I do read just to be able to say "I read that!"

Kelly Dexter said...

I'm with Golden Eagle. I read for the first reason, but if I love something, you can be sure I will try to convince everyone else to read it as well.

Misha said...

I also read for both reasons, but I always hold on to the hope that I will love what I read to boast..

Quinn said...

Love this! I've read a book before just to say that I've read it.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

I think Russell left out a third option: to learn from a book. That's the main reason I read non-fiction.

Since getting my Kindle, I've downloaded some free-but-not-easy-reading classics, such as Swann's Way and Ulysses. If I ever manage to finish them, that will be something to boast about!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Ha!
I'll add one more reason: to learn. I spend a lot of time analyzing why a book works or doesn't work, to hopefully make my own writing better.

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