Sunday, October 11

The Rights of the Reader - Daniel Pennac

At the preface of his book "The Rights of the Reader" Daniel Pennac enumerates 10 Inalienable Rights of the Reader: 1. The right not to read. 2. The right to skip. 3. The right not to finish a book. 4. The right to read it again. 5. The right to read anything. 6. The right to mistake a book for real life. 7. The right to read anywhere. 8. The right to dip in. 9. The right to read out loud. 10. The right to be quiet. It is a funny and good way to inspire teenagers, and adults of course, to read. The book is illustrated by Quentin Blake and you can download the great 10 right's illustration here. Don't forget about the warning: "Don’t make fun of people who don’t read—or they never will." Oops! I did read this book.

4 comments:

Sandee said...

Ana on October 10, 2009 7:34 PM said...

Happy Birthday!

Very well deserved. I don't know if I ever told you that your comments at the beginning of my blog were very important.

Maybe I would not keep going without them.

It's the truth, I hope you can see it.

Love,
Ana


What a nice comment Ana. We really don't know how we affect others do we? Not unless they tell us.

Big hug and losta lovies back,
Sandee

Ana said...

I was about to tell you for a long time. I'm glad I did it.
:)
Love,
Ana

Mike Golch said...

Great posting.

Ana said...

Thank you Mike!
Love,
Ana