April 2012, readathon

Hour 19- For the Love of Reading

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It’s the reason we are all here…each and everyone of us share a love for reading. We desire the written word. And while reading may mean different things to different people, it still unites us as one which is the main reason that I love this readathon. As I say good bye and turn hosting over to another, I want to thank you all for being a part of this experience and for being a reader.

Below is one of my favorite passages about the magic of stories and tales and what they can mean in our life. I hope you enjoy and good luck in the final stretch. I know you can do it…and I know this because I know you love to read or you wouldn’t be here. It’s been a pleasure. ~Courtney

“The great stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again. The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. They don’t deceive you with thrills and trick endings. They don’t surprise you with the unforeseen.They are as familiar as the house you live in or the smell of your lover’s skin. You know how they end, yet you listen as though you don’t. In a away that although you know that one day you will die, you live as though you won’t. In great stories you know who lives, who dies,who finds love, who doesn’t and yet you want to know again. That is their mystery and their magic.”

~Arundhati Roy in The God of Small Things

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