Comme un Roman

“By making time to read — like making time to love — we expand our time for living.” – Daniel Pennac

I first picked up Daniel Pennac’s Comme un Roman, “Rights of the Reader“, as an educator. Teaching in a State University, I lamented on the fact that people were not reading for self-enrichment. People within my circle of influence either read for school or some job-related assignments.

Realizing that I myself didn’t read enough, I picked up the translated copy of  Comme un Roman. The book was indeed a page turner. It has also kindled my interest to read good books, especially the Classics.

Ten years later, I re-read Comme un Roman, and was still amazed by Pennac’s enthusiasm to promote good reading habits.

Are we reading deep stuff today?

Do we pay attention to literature that teaches us about life?


About Florence Kuek

Was lecturer and researcher at a state university. Currently serving as Head of Student Services at a college. Has a pastoral heart for people. PhD candidate, Chinese Studies at University of Malaya.
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