Is Reading Overrated?


“Let’s take the following, by way of almost random example, from Charles Kingsley: ‘Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book.’ Gosh. Any living man? Any book? Nothing else can compete? Flowers? Sunsets? Palladian villas? Pastrami sandwiches with extra pickles? Rubbish.”

Rick Gekoski ponders humanity’s love of books in the Guardian.

LaToya Jordan is a native Brooklynite whose poetry has appeared in MiPOesias, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, The November 3rd Club, The Splinter Generation, qarrtsiluni, and other journals. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and mentors a budding young writer with the organization Girls Write Now. She is inspired by crime dramas and often peruses the web in search of true-life macabre stories for her poetry. Her friends are afraid. She blogs about her writing life at More from this author →