A thought provoking post from our author Jon Smith that explores our need as readers to escape into books.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads, lives only one.”
The quote above is one of my favourite, as I’ve always considered how interesting it is, particularly in London, that we have such diversity of race, wealth and life experiences all around us, but that each individual only gets to live their life.
I don’t have to live the life of a pauper, or get to live the life of a prince. I don’t live as the child of a single parent, or share the experience of growing up with a brother. I only know my life. I know what it is to be born and raised in Streatham, South London (the best place in the world). I know what it is to have sisters (four in fact). I know what it is to grow up in a Christian home. I know what…
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