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Apr192012

Reader's Rights

Reading should be an important part of a person's life.  Whether it is a magazine, newspaper, non-fiction book, or any other print material, reading is a must.  I came across these reader's rights again, in fact I posted them 2 years ago, but decided to post them again.  I think they are a humorous read that show us that reading doesn't have to be serious, just that it should happen.  You have the right never to apologize for your reading tastes.

Reader's Rights

You have the right to read anything you want.  

You have the right to read anywhere you want....in the bathtub, in the car, in the grocery store, under the porch, or while walking the dog.

You have the right to read in bed.  Under the covers.  With a flashlight.

You have the right to carry your books in your baggage at all times.

You have the right to read in exotic settings.

You have the right to move your lips when you read.

You have the the right to read the good parts out loud to your nearest and dearest.

You have the right to read and eat at the same time.  (This right, however, does not include the right to use food as a bookmark when you are reading library books.  Even if it's the very best potato salad.  

You have the right to read and make love at the same time.  Probably not in the library.

You the the right to read as many books as you want at the same time.

You have the right to throw any book on the floor and jump up and down on it (provided that you have paid for it first).

You have the right to ignore the critics at the New York Review of Books.

More importantly, you have the right to ignore the critics in your immediate family.

You have the right to stop reading a book whenever you decide it's not worth the effort, or that you simply don't like.

You the the right to refuse any book anyone else picks out for you.  Even if it's a birthday present.  (This is       associated with your right to refuse to wear any necktie or perfume you receive as a gift).

You have the right to skip all the boring parts.

You the the right to read the last chapter first.

You have the right to read the last chapter and then put the book back on the shelf.

You have the right to refuse to read any book where you don't like the picture of the author. 

 

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