We Read to Find Out Who We Are

atkins-bookshelf-quotations“We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel… is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.”

Ursula K. Le Guin, American author and poet, best known for her fantasy and science fiction novels, most notably the Earthsea fantasy series. In 2001, Le Guin was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. A short time later, in 2014, she was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, a lifetime achievement award, by the National Book Foundation.

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