Wordsmitten Wednesday: A Bed of Scorpions


I liked dealing with paper, but only, I now realized, because books are magic. A book works if it means something to the reader. It doesn’t matter if what it means to the reader isn’t what the author intended, or even if it directly contradicts what the author intended. If it speaks to the reader, then it works; if it doesn’t, it’s dead.
― Judith Flanders, A Bed of Scorpions

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