Letters, Words, Phrases #5

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Letters Words Phrases will feature words or phrases from that I’ve come across through reading and simply just want to share them, for the sake of sharing them! Hope y’all enjoy!

Luckily, this post is probably the easiest to do compared to my others. At the beginning of my first week of lectures, we were given extracts about the ways which we should read books. This reading became something that meant more than possibly others and it has to do with the fact that I like reading YA fiction. And we all know how it can be seen.

To me, it sums up reading. Reading everything and anything but I saw it in the light of YA books. I also think it’s a great way to encourage people to read a new genre or book! I will admit that I can never get through Classics and it is me judging and criticising it – but we’re all human and it is impossible not to automatically do it when we read.

All in all, I really like this piece.

This  extract is taken from the second page from Virginia Woolf’s ‘The Common Reader,’ written in 1966.

If we could banish all such preconceptions when we read, that would be an admirable beginning. Do not dictate your author; try to become him. Be his fellow-worker and accomplice. If you hang back, and reserve and criticise at first, you are preventing yourself from getting the fullest possible value from what you read.

What does it mean to you? Share below your thoughts about this quote – lets discuss!

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