By The Book
If we couldn’t read
There is much agonizing in our society over the idea that reading is on the wane. I have no way of knowing whether this is strictly speaking true, though I think it is clear that the volume of visual imagery in our lives is steadily increasing. But the idea of not reading at all, or, to take it one step further, of living in a world in which reading does not exist, is almost inconceivable.