Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Reading leads to thinking

Sherry at Semicolon posted a review of The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour. Sherry liked this line (it is a great line) in the book:

"Reading without thinking is as nothing, for a book is less important for what it says than for what it makes you think."

This reminded me of something I read in a newsgroup along the same lines:

"Someone once suggested that school is trying to innoculate our children against 'Reading for Pleasure', since that has been known to stimulate thinking *gasp*."

We are very pleased that our oldest two daughters have become book worms. Our young daughger came into the office this morning complaining about how hard it was to be the youngest now because her sisters were reading instead of playing with her.

My oldest has been going through a historical fiction phase. Every once in awhile she'll ask questions about a book she has just read. Her world view is becoming bigger with each book she reads.

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