As wonderful as it feels to curl up with a good book, do you ever suffer from a nagging little voice in the back of your mind telling you to get up and do something? If you’re looking for a reason to stay home and read this weekend, then we have the justification you seek. After all, isn’t reading a workout for the mind? And you wouldn’t want the blood, sweat and tears of these writers to have been spilled for nothing, right?

J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”

Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

Oscar Wilde

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

Karen Witemeyer

“Read. Everything you can get your hands on. Read until words become your friends. Then when you need to find one, they will jump into your mind, waving their hands for you to pick them. And you can select whichever you like, just like a captain choosing a stickball team.”

Charles William Eliot

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”

Jane Hamilton

“It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can’t do anything else, read all that you can.”

Dr. Seuss, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”


“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.”

John Green

“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.”

William Nicholson, Shadowlands

“We read to know we are not alone.”

What book are you looking forward to diving into this weekend?

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