The Measurement of Books

The Measurement of Books

James Bryce once said, “The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.”

I like this quote. It’s not about the quantity of words but the quality that matters. I think that you can learn from almost any book you read, but some are just better than others. Books are meant to educate, entertain and stretch your imagination to its limits. That’s why we have a “brain fuel” day once a week in our English class. The purpose of this is to read books that make us think. While I often prefer the more entertaining books, this day reminds me that I should also read more educational books too.


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