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"Read everything you find on your way, the street signs, the shops..." That's what my grandmother told me when I was learning to read and today, 45 years later, I still do it.

Why read? The need to read is a dogma that children have in their heads. We must read to learn, to succeed in studies, to inform ourselves, to know who we are, where we live, where we are going, to know the memory of the past, so as not to repeat the nonsense of grandparents, to escape, to find meaning in life, to save time, to take advantage of previous experiences, to illuminate our present, to understand the foundations of our civilization, to feed our curiosity, to distract ourselves, to inform us, to cultivate ourselves, to communicate, to exercise our critical spirit.  ...and why in silence? «Strange disappearance of reading aloud. What would Dostoevsky have thought of this? And Flaubert?...

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