Reader's Bill of Rights, and Batgirl was a librarian?

Batgirl was a librarian...who knew?
Batgirl was a librarian...who knew?

  Defend your rights as a reader! Whether or not you choose to wear a purple polyester costume and mask is entirely up to you! 

 From: The American Library Association (ALA)

Everyone has the right to read. Here’s The Reader’s Bill of Rights to help you make the most of that right: Readers have:

  1. The right to not read.
  2. The right to skip pages.
  3. The right to not finish.
  4. The right to reread.
  5. The right to read anything.
  6. The right to escapism.
  7. The right to read anywhere.
  8. The right to browse.
  9. The right to read out loud.
  10. The right not to defend your tastes.

—Pennac, Daniel, Better Than Life, Coach House Press, 1996.

I love them all, but am especially fond of #10 – the right NOT to defend your tastes…think about it – you read for your OWN LIFE, not someone else’s!

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