Something To Think About: David Bailey

Edmund Blair Leighton - Sweet solitude
Edmund Leighton [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.
–David Bailey

You’ll get no argument from your Brandman librarians about the power of reading!

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Something To Think About: Margaret Atwood

painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir - La Lecture du rôle
Pierre-Auguste Renoir [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy – which many believe goes hand in hand with it – will be dead as well.
–Margaret Atwood

Let’s think about Atwood’s quote and take the time to read something today. Even better, reflect and write about what you read to keep literacy alive.

Something To Think About: J. K. Rowling

Benua Bakst
Léon Bakst [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.
–J.K. Rowling

We librarians support Rowling’s belief in reading. What have you read lately, and how has it increased your understanding of the world?