Treat Your Personal Library…Like a Library

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Have you ever found yourself at a gathering at which a speaker says something along the lines of “it’s important to read”? Or perhaps you’ve found yourself at a gathering at which multiple speakers echo this sentiment? It is the type of exhortation that is often met with murmurs of approval, some nodding heads, and sometimes even applause. The statement may be particularly palatable insofar as it is not actually asking terribly much from people – it is not asking them for a large amount of cash or to engage in a new form of activity, all it asks is that people read.

The types of meetings where the aforementioned reminders seem to crop up most often tend to be of the activist/political variety. And thus the context in which the command “read!” occurs is not from a teacher counseling incoming students that they need to do the assigned reading…

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