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Will Schwalbe on The Need to Read

The Need to Read

Reading books remains one of the best ways to engage with the world, become a better person and understand life’s questions, big and small.

By Will Schwalbe

We all ask each other a lot of questions. But we should all ask one question a lot more often: “What are you reading?”

It’s a simple question but a powerful one, and it can change lives.

Here’s one example: I met, at a bookstore, a woman who told me that she had fallen sadly out of touch with her beloved grandson. She lived in Florida. He and his parents lived elsewhere. She would call him and ask him about school or about his day. He would respond in one-word answers: Fine. Nothing. Nope. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

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