“What should I say about reading?
I consider a room without reading to be
a hell without consolation,
a gibbet without relief,
a prison without light,
a tomb without a vent…”
Peter of Celle (1115-1183),
On Affliction and Reading 8-13 PL 202
quoted by Sharan Newman, in Strong As Death,
at the beginning of Chapter Ten, p.163.
WHAT SHOULD YOU SAY ABOUT READING?