Find your next fiction readReading fiction can help you understand a variety of perspectives. It can also offer a healthy form of escapism. In the end, it allows us to imagine the impossible, while also equipping us with a variety of tools for understanding the world around us. Let's turn to some of literature's greats to underscore the power of fiction:
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin
"The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story." – Ursula K. Le Guin
“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King
"Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while." – Malorie Blackman
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