5 comments on “Every Little Helps

  1. Great post, and good point. Every book is at least something, and sometimes the ‘guilty pleasures’ shouldn’t be guilty, if it’s a way to enjoy and relax, why does it have to be educational or instructive? Sometimes I read what is classed as ‘real’ reads, with morals and great depth. Other times, I just want something to read on a weekend that’s not overly complicated, but just fun and easy 🙂

    • Exactly! When our brain’s in a bit of a muddle, an easy, enjoyable read does the world of good, even if it’s not going to win any awards for its ground breaking style and technique 😉

  2. I’ve read all my life, and can’t imagine a time when I won’t have a book in my bag! It makes me sad that my daughters don’t read, and that I have to badger them to do so. Hopefully it’s just a phase because there seem to be more and more people who choose not to and therefore don’t appreciate the value in it.

    I have my guilty pleasures in terms of literature. I’ve always got a few books on the go; one I’m reading for research, one to challenge me, and one that I can delve in and out of just for the pleasure of it!

    I will read anything as long as it holds my attention because, as you said, there’s always something to learn between the pages of a book. Good or bad if it evokes a reaction and stretches the imagination, where’s the harm in that?

    • I couldn’t have said it any better myself. A book, even if it doesn’t necessarily stretch us intellectually, will never narrow our outlook; quite the contrary. Engaging our imaginations, even if purely for easy-going escapism, can only ever be a good thing.

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