Sunday, September 26, 2010

Reader's Bill of Rights


The right not to read something
The right to skip pages
The right not to finish
The right to reread
The right to read anything
The right to escapism
The right to read anywhere
The right to browse
The right to read out loud
The right to not defend your tastes

---Daniel Pennac (1992)


  1. Hi Mr. Brower,
    I'm Algia Autrey, a student in Dr. Strange's EDM 310 Class. I'm assigned to read your latest blog and leave an comment. I really enjoyed and totally agreed with this Reader's Bill of Right. I think it's a great and helpful way to expand reading for everyone. It seems to be this unwritten rule about the limitation for reading, like for example the " right to escapism." I think it's okay to escape into fantasy, sometimes it seems to help with stress. I think that everyone should read this, so that it can be known to people its no right or wrong way to read, as long as they understand the concept of the book or whatever being read.

  2. I think most of us would subscribe to this. By sheer chance I was blogging about reading too...but outdoors...

    In another post you mentioned about the "why" as well the the "how" of education. You'll be delighted to know that our Government is organising courses along both themes for taking learning outdoors over the winter months. The "why" course is using Critical Skills approach in an outdoor context.

  3. Good work grasshopper! I'm glad you finally found this. Keep reading.


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