Stop What You're Doing And Read This!

Stop What You're Doing And Read This!

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by Mark Haddon, Michael Rosen, Zadie Smith, Carmen Callil
     
 

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In any 24 hours there might be sleeping, eating, kids, parents, friends, lovers, work, school, travel, deadlines, emails, phone calls, Facebook, Twitter, the news, the TV, Playstation, music, movies, sport, responsibilities, passions, desires, dreams.


Why should you stop what you're doing and read a book?


People have always needed stories.

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In any 24 hours there might be sleeping, eating, kids, parents, friends, lovers, work, school, travel, deadlines, emails, phone calls, Facebook, Twitter, the news, the TV, Playstation, music, movies, sport, responsibilities, passions, desires, dreams.


Why should you stop what you're doing and read a book?


People have always needed stories. We need literature - novels, poetry - because we need to make sense of our lives, test our depths, understand our joys and discover what humans are capable of. Great books can provide companionship when we are lonely or peacefulness in the midst of an overcrowded daily life. Reading provides a unique kind of pleasure and no-one should live without it.


In the ten essays in this book some of our finest authors and passionate advocates from the worlds of science, publishing, technology and social enterprise tell us about the experience of reading, why access to books should never be taken forgranted, how reading transforms our brains, and how literature can save lives. In any 24 hours there are so many demands on your time and attention - make books one of them.


Carmen Callil Tim Parks


Nicholas Carr Michael Rosen


Jane Davis Zadie Smith


Mark Haddon Jeanette Winterson


Blake Morrison Dr Maryanne Wolf & Dr Mirit Barzillai

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781446484807
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
505,339
File size:
0 MB

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