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RAR #145: The Importance of Reading at Whim and Developing Your Own Taste, Alan Jacobs

RAR #145: The Importance of Reading at Whim and Developing Your Own Taste, Alan Jacobs

Update: 2020-01-141
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I felt my brain waking up during this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast.















My guest is Alan Jacobs, Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University, and author of The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction (goodness, I *love* that book).







It was such a delight to have him on the show to talk about those "shoulds" that often trip us up as readers, parents, and educators.







He invites us to read at whim, develop our own reading taste, and raise kids who do the same. Don't miss this one!







In this episode, you'll hear:







* why it's important to develop your own taste, and to let your kids do the same* the value of reading books that don't bring you joy* and Alan's answer to the question: What is reading for? (this part is SO good)















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RAR #145: The Importance of Reading at Whim and Developing Your Own Taste, Alan Jacobs

RAR #145: The Importance of Reading at Whim and Developing Your Own Taste, Alan Jacobs

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