Quoting the Quill #37

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“The book to read is not the one that thinks for you, but the one which makes you think.”

– Harper Lee

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Well said, Lee! I always think the sign of a truly amazing book is that it makes you think and causes you to mull over the issues brought up long after you have finished the novel. *Cough* To Kill a Mockingbird *cough*. 🙂 The interesting thing is, this is defined differently by each reader. For one person a phrase is only a squiggle on a page, while for another it can spur a long train of thought challenging their entire belief system and shaking them to their core. It’s one of the things I find interesting about reading!

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Quoting the Quill is an every other week meme created by me at Blogs-Of-A-Bookaholic. It runs every other Wednesday. Want to find out more or join in the fun? Check out the details here.

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12 thoughts on “Quoting the Quill #37

  1. Very good point about different bits of a book being thought-provoking for different people! We never really think about that do we?!

    Equally, people pick up on different quotes from books and often assign their own meaning to stuff. ANDDDD bam, we’re back on the topic of quotes, the subject of the meme 😉 I’ve got skills yo.

  2. Love this quote! Harper Lee is such an inspiration. I agree that it’s interesting to think about how different people can view the same words in such varying ways – taking English courses and hearing everyone’s comments just exemplifies that conglomeration in my personal experience. Again, great selection for this week’s quote.

    • Glad you enjoyed it! That’s a great point, I would love to sit in on an English course to see that first hand because it sounds awesome, it would be great to see so many different interpretations of a book. What a great vibe that would have. 🙂

      Thank you!

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