Why read when there are so many other forms of entertainment available?
Harold Bloom, renowned literary critic writes that reading should not be abandoned because it is a «difficult pleasure» but it should be adopted as a way of becoming more human.
Read Bloom’s introduction to this book, How to Read and Why in PDF here:
This year we hope to read many challenging pieces of literature together to better know ourselves and to better know the human condition. Reading can indeed be a difficult pleasure, but solitary reading becomes a pleasure when you can share your reactions and sentiments with others over coffee or tea.
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again soon!
Happy New Year!