Let me underscore the obvious here: Reading fiction is important. It is a vital means of imagining a life other than our own, which in turn makes us more empathetic beings. Following complex story lines stretches our brains beyond the 140 characters of sound-bite thinking, and staying within the world of a novel gives us the ability to be quiet and alone, two skills that are disappearing faster than the polar icecaps. … The Pulitzer Prize is our best chance as writers and readers and booksellers to celebrate fiction. This was the year we all lost.
Ann Patchett, on the no-prize fiction Pulitzer in “And the Winner Isn’t
  1. stark-contrasts reblogged this from irisblasi
  2. k1yuu reblogged this from paperbackgirl
  3. stayfunny reblogged this from sarahsoph
  4. canoeguru reblogged this from wisdomisn-tfree
  5. praisethewrittenword reblogged this from rosesandmoonbeams
  6. rosesandmoonbeams reblogged this from wisdomisn-tfree
  7. juswords reblogged this from wisdomisn-tfree
  8. itsashamewanderlust reblogged this from itsthebestthingtoshine
  9. c0untersp3ll reblogged this from abandonshhip
  10. abandonshhip reblogged this from paperbackgirl
  11. gir4ff3z reblogged this from eddietg
  12. alyssabethancourt reblogged this from mintmanic
  13. mintmanic reblogged this from eddietg
  14. beinggenerosa reblogged this from eddietg
  15. kirinium reblogged this from eddietg
  16. eddietg reblogged this from dreamsinthyme
  17. shieldsofpaper reblogged this from booksandghosts
  18. booksandghosts reblogged this from irisblasi
  19. scarlettindisguise reblogged this from tinky5870
  20. tinky5870 reblogged this from darksummerrose
  21. darksummerrose reblogged this from dreamsinthyme
  22. thetastress reblogged this from dreamsinthyme
  23. dreamsinthyme reblogged this from her-turquoise-serpents
  24. wemakeloveintemporaryhouses reblogged this from sitonthefloor
  25. sitonthefloor reblogged this from coredust
  26. graceadieu reblogged this from hungry-for-books
  27. how-woozy-my-heart reblogged this from gottalivethislife
  28. umassjabberwocky reblogged this from hungry-for-books
  29. whenbeccametsasha reblogged this from slateblueearthbelow