Where IS this?
"I don’t know them, but they looked hot reading their books while riding the bus in Morgantown, WV." -Submitter
There’s nothing better to do on a bus, except maybe look out the windows. So I shall rephrase: There’s probably nothing better to do on a bus.
We already know that reading is awesome, but today we learned that cats enjoy reading too. In Pennsylvania the Animal Rescue League of Berks County has a wonderful program called Book Buddies that invites children in grades 1-8 to visit the shelter and read to their cats.
Kids participating in the program get to improve their reading skills and hang out with cute cats while providing much-desired company for the cats at the shelter awaiting adoption. The ARL says that the “cats find the rhythmic sound of a voice very comforting and soothing.”
And then we get to enjoy these incredibly sweet photos.
Click here to learn more about the Book Buddies program and view more photos.
I just new this would warm all of your hearts.
"Readers read for dozens of different reasons. One my favorite is to be challenged. Certainly, I don’t want most (or even 2 percent of) novels I read to be as tough as Infinite Jest. But I think spending a good amount of time with a book, really putting in some effort to piece it together, and coming out on the other side feeling like you’ve accomplished something is just so gratifying."- from Our Reading Lives: Why I Like Difficult Novels by Greg Zimmerman (via bookriot)
Sometimes, I like books that make me think.
Ben Whishaw reading “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. I’ve never heard the strange, tender, spooky heart of it quite so clearly.
(My audio edit from the Poetica podcast, “Tides.”)
I have literally never hit reblog so fast.
I haven’t even listened to this yet, but it’s Ben Wishaw reading poetry. I know you all will appreciate.