, 03-04-2010 at 05:35 PM (
When reading we remove ourselves from the confines of reality to immerse ourselves in the intrigue of the unfamiliar.
Every book has the potential to touch the human soul deeply, arousing patterns of thought that might otherwise have lain dormant. The pleasure we derive from the written word is unique in that we must labor for it. Other forms of art provide us with stimulus and ask nothing more than our emotional response. Reading is an active pastime that requires an investment of