Letter No. 60: Includes books and chai and something in the eye.
Additional images from Dr Essai’s growing archive of people reading in the wild, accompanied by brief guest commentaries. Really brief.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. — Haruki Murakami
A learned man is a sedentary, concentrated solitary enthusiast, who searches through books to discover some particular grain of truth upon which he has set his heart. — Virginia Woolf
A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog’s ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins. — Charles Lamb
There is no such thing as a child who hates to read. There are only children who have not found the right book. — Frank Serafini