10. Reading is an exercise in intellectual freedom.
9. If you don’t read, it’s hard to complain about what you don’t know. So if you like complaining about what you do know, read!
8. Reading is the best insurance against ignorance.
7. Reading for yourself is better than saying “I heard it on Facebook.”
6. There’s nothing like the smell of new books in the morning.
5. Tyranny cannot flourish with an adequately informed citizenry.
4. Don’t wait until certain books are banned to wish you had read them. And yes, banning books is still a thing in this country (learn more at http://www.ala.org/bbooks/).
3. Reading something new is a great way to rid yourself of those pesky prejudices and misconceptions.
2. No one likes a know-it-all, and the more you read, the more you realize you don’t, in fact, know it all.
1. Stick it to The Man: read!
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