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Declaration of a Reader's Bill of Rights & Top 10 Permissions of a Well-Read Life
A Reader's Bill of Rights
- 1. The Right to Not Read
- 2. The Right to Skip Pages
- 3. The Right to Not Finish
- 4. The Right to Reread
- 5. The Right to Read Anything
- 6. The Right to Escapism
- 7. The Right to Read Anywhere
- 8. The Right to Browse
- 9. The Right to Read Out Loud
- 10. The Right to Not Defend Your Tastes
The Top Ten Permissions of Your Well-Read Life
- 1. Permission to love, or not love, any book whatsoever.
- 2. Permission to read only books that I love.
- 3. Permission to give up on a book.
- 4. Permission to read more than one book at a time.
- 5. Permission to buy a book and never read it.
- 6. Permission to write in my books.
- 7. Permission to read with my ears as well as my eyes.
- 8. Permission to read a classic, for the first time, much later in life.
- 9. Permission to linger in a library even if I prefer to buy books.
- 10. Permission to spend as much on books as I do on other great passions of my life.