Happy International Literacy Day

Read. Because you are able. Because so many, literally 1 billion people, cannot. Because there is no problem that has been had, no thought that has ever been thought, that has not been written in a book. Read because it’s good for your imagination. Read because its good for your brain. Read because its fun. Read to be a better person. Read to be more interesting at dinner parties. No matter the reason, read. A little every day. A chapter, a short story, a long-form article. Whatever it is, read voraciously, because no one ever reaches the end of their lives and says “gee, I wish I’d read fewer books!”

In the words of Stephen King, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

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