Believe it or not, I only got one new book this week, Daniel Pennac's
The Rights of the Reader, a fun little book of essays and thoughts by one of France's leading fiction writers, about, of all things, reading. Pennac is also a teacher and uses this book to talk about the importance of reading for children.
I've only glanced through it briefly so far but one thing that's cool is the list on the back cover. I quote:
The Rights of the Reader
I would add, the right to not like a book. What rights would you add
- The right not to read.
- The right to skip.
- The right not to finish a book.
- The right to read it again.
- The right to read anything.
- The right to mistake a book for real life.
- The right to read anywhere.
- The right to dip in.
- The right to read out loud.
- The right to be quiet.