The best moments in reading
Quote by Alan Bennett: The best moments in reading are when you come a...
The Best Moments in Reading...
I went back to my college today to talk to soon-to-be graduates and a wave of nostalgia slammed into my chest. Looking at the main entrance where, eleven years ago, I stood for the first time, entranced by the possibilities it represented, I smiled a little. I thought of that year-old walking through those doors for the first time, her backpack strapped securely in place with at least 10 highlighters inside, ready to take on her first college class and start the path to her life. Walking through campus today as a grown woman, memories came flooding back. Good memories, hard memories, and memories we made together. We grew inseparable over laughter and stories about boys, over classes that put us to sleep and classes that made us want to cry.
This idea is similar to how C. Lewis describes friendship:. Suddenly you have an ally in the author.
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But thanks to a few good friends, the sunny season soon got a lot more enjoyable for Harry, and over the books we saw some properly brilliant magical summers. Here are a few of our favourite summery moments. He was looking forward to getting back to Hogwarts, but his month at The Burrow had been the happiest of his life. It was difficult not to feel jealous of Ron when he thought of the Dursleys and the sort of welcome he could expect next time he turned up in Privet Drive. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
At the bookstore of the National Theatre in London you can pick up a bookmark that features these sentences:. The best moments in reading are when you come across something a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours. But are they true? I would say it is the opposite. When a book shows me an idea that I would have never dreamed up on my own, or gives words to some idea that I have not been able to express, that is when reading is the best.