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Today, September 6th, is National Read a Book Day. Here are a few of the reasons you should join in on this holiday and read a book.

Read a book today BECAUSE

  • It’s the best excuse for peace and quiet.
  • You love sitting in your favourite chair.
  • That stack of borrowed books needs a dent.
  • All your friends are busy.
  • You need a new favourite quotation.
  • Books are on your schedule: you can pick them up and put them down at your own convenience.
  • Walking to the library is good exercise.
  • You saw the movie, but you heard the book is way better.
  • You’ve always wanted to read  Anna Karenina.
  • You’ve always wanted to reread  Anna Karenina.
  • There’s a swath of history you’re sick of having to admit you know NOTHING about.
  • Some sentences are better than kissing (See Nabokov).
  • Your perspective can be changed by a single passage (See Vonnegut).
  • Your life can be changed by a book (See The Year of Magical Thinking).
  • You’re going through something and you just need to get lost in a beautiful, made-up world.
  • You haven’t gotten to use your imagination in a really long time.
  • Today’s world  is so loud, hyper-connected and busy.
  • The world inside your head is yours and yours alone.
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