‘He considers pleasure an essential element of reading, and believes we will find more of it if we “Read at Whim.” Note the capital “W.” “In its lower-case version,” he explains, “whim is thoughtless, directionless preference that almost invariably leads to boredom or frustration or both. But Whim is something very different: it can guide us because it is based in self-knowledge.”‘ A review of Alan Jacobs ‘The Pleasures of Reading’.

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Today, no guilty pleasures! Just read at Whim. And you may also want to read the full article quoted above and why not order the actual book to read at whim another day?

We are recycling this daily activity for Jennifer S. Enjoy.

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This Daily Stillness has been recycled from previously published ones:

#tds446 Read at Whim (Sep 18, 2016)
#tds534 Read at Whim (Dec 15, 2016)
#tds641 Read at Whim (Apr 1, 2017)

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