Rock & Roll and essays. Looking and listening. Nostalgia versus skepticism.
Monday, April 5, 2010
In Defense of Reading (Books)
...I remain convinced that there is a singular experience — of devoting time to read a writer's sustained and crafted words of more than, say, 50,000 words — that cannot be supplanted by anything else. Maybe this solitary absorption of another's words will become the activity of a precious few. But anyone seeking wisdom or learning over knowledge and entertainment will still look for it. And treasure it. —Andrew Sullivan