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?