The Best Moments in Reading

July 30, 2014

“The best moments in reading are when you come across something—a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things—which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours
—Alan Bennett, The History Boys

Are there any writers you feel this way about?

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  1. Oh yes, & Sara Midda's South of France is such a book for me! So many: The Zen of Seeing...Herman Hesse's Siddhartha, years ago...
    Anne Lamott...The Art of Pilgrimage by Cousineau...Quiet: The Power of the Introvert...Way too many others...Good question...Good summer reading to you!

  2. Rita--We've got some overlap, I see--I loved Quiet, and I also love Anne Lamott's work. I would add Gretchen Rubin and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, just to name two for myself.