Thursday, November 18, 2010

What do you get from books?

From A.Word.A.Day:

In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
-Mortimer J. Adler, philosopher, educator and author (1902-2001)

This is the same Mortimer J. Adler who wrote A Guideboock to Learning and How to Read a Book. I strongly recommend the second book. I have loaned it to two people in the last month. I have a couple copies. (And yes, I am a bit of a book pusher at work.)

4 comments: said...

Appreciate the insight.

Kenneth Alford

Max Weismann said...

We are a not-for-profit educational organization, founded by Mortimer Adler and we have recently made an exciting discovery--three years after writing the wonderfully expanded third edition of How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren made a series of thirteen 14-minute videos--lively discussing the art of reading. The videos were produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica. For reasons unknown, sometime after their original publication, these videos were lost.

Three hours with Mortimer Adler on one DVD. A must for libraries and classroom teaching the art of reading.

I cannot exaggerate how instructive these programs are--we are so sure that you will agree, if you are not completely satisfied, we will refund your donation.

Please go here to see a clip and learn more:

ISBN: 978-1-61535-311-8

Thank you,

Max Weismann

Luke said...

I like that. ...but that may because I don't read that many books [smile].


Henry Cate said...

Max, thank you for the link. I greatly enjoy "How to Read a Book." I probably encourage someone each month to read it.