Reading allows you to meet people, places, periods and perspectives you might never otherwise encounter, intensifying your experience of life.  Yes.

‘That book taught me that by reading, I could live more intensely.’

See also our celebration of this book, complete with a mosaic of illustrated quotations and metaphors.


Source: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind, trans. Lucia Graves (London: Phoenix, 2012), p. 25

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