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About meBastion looked at the book.
'I wonder,' he said to himself, 'what's in a book while it's closed. Oh, I know it's full of letters printed on paper, but all the same, something must be happening, because as soon as I open it, there's a whole story with people I don't know yet and all kinds of adventures, deeds and battles. And sometimes there are storms at sea, or it takes you to strange cities and countries. All those things are somehow shut in a book. Of course you have to read it to find out. But it's already there, that's the funny thing. I just wish I knew how it could be.'
Suddenly an almost festive mood came over him.
He settled himself down, picked up the book, opened it to the first page, and began to read...
from The Neverending Story, Michael Ende

"Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms." Angela Carter

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." Jorge Luis Borges

GroupsOpen University

Favorite authorsJorge Luis Borges, Emily Brontë, Angela Carter, Neil Gaiman, William Gibson, Katharine Kerr, Patricia A. McKillip (Shared favorites)


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