The magic of reading: How books can open your mind

I have a room full of books. They are stacked up on (and toppling from) every available piece of furniture. And now at ‘kwench, I work in a place that has books stacked from floor to ceiling – in every direction! There is no doubt about it – I am an incurable bibliophile.

And yet when people ask me why I love reading, I often find myself struggling to explain exactly why. There is this excellent quote by Louis L’ Amour which I often turn to.

“For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.”

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