Why Read? According to Ursula K. Le Guin…

Ursula K. Le Guin Photo © by Marian Wood Kolisch


“We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think or feel–or have done and thought and felt; or might do and think and feel–is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become… a person who had never listened to nor read a tale or myth or parable or story, would forever remain ignorant of his own emotional and spiritual heights and depths, would not know quite fully what it is to be human.”

Ursula K. Le Guin