The Gifts of Reading by Robert Macfarlane

Into the Wild

The Gifts of Reading Read Online Free - In this luminous essay, Robert Macfarlane reflects on the unique emotional response resonance of books given and received - and how such gifts have shaped his own life.

Title : The Gifts of Reading
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ISBN : 0241257344
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 34 pages


Roya rated it ★★★★☆

October 01, 2017

It’s taken me far too long to write a simple review for this short but enjoyable essay. It’s about the friendships we make through books and how books can transport us. It speaks about reading as a gift and there’s even a few good recommendations from the author. Did it really have to take me tha...

Thijs rated it ★★★☆☆

January 09, 2018

small but lovely gift <3

Rebecca rated it ★★★★★

October 17, 2017

This brief essay was printed as a stand-alone pamphlet in aid of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station. Macfarlane begins by remembering Don, a fellow English teacher he met in China in 2000 who plied him with books by some of the authors who would later serve as models for his own lyrical nature/trav...

Negin rated it ★★★★☆

October 15, 2017

My daughter picked up this short and sweet essay when we visited the “Shakespeare and Company” bookstore in Paris. It’s a small booklet that was sold near the cashier, the sort of booklet that you pick up on a whim. The beautiful cover artwork caught our eye as well. This touching book is somethi...

Bilan rated it ★★★★☆

December 20, 2017

"This is a beautiful double-proposition: that art enlarges our repertoire for being, and that it further enables a giving onwards of that enriched utterance, that broadened perception" Stunning lil pamphlet, made me feel so much! Reading is truly the most giving gift.

Paul rated it ★★★★☆

July 10, 2016

This story, like so many stories, begins with a gift. That gift, like so many gifts, was a book… Most people love receiving presents, but for me the best present to receive is a book. A well-chosen book opens up a world of possibilities, it is something that can be treasured for ages and can have...

John rated it ★★★★☆

December 28, 2016

A lovely reflective read on reading. A homage to Patrick Leigh Fermor and in particular his book A Time of Gifts. An appreciation of the author's friend and mentor Don with whom he taught English Literature in Beijing, according to Mao. Thanks to Don, they survived to continue to enjoy reading an...

Adeeb rated it ★★★★★

October 01, 2017

You know how you have these stories about what it means to be human? About looking at the smallest things in your life? By taking those into just feel so utterly alive and become a better person? This is such a story. This book isn't a work of fiction. It's a reflective essay a...

Myriam rated it ★★★★☆

June 25, 2017

'... the gift can be transformative and {that} the act of giving encourages the onwards circulation of generosity.'

Vivek rated it ★★★★★

August 02, 2016

Robert Macfarlane is a travel writer more than anything else. He writes about his adventures in walking, trekking, climbing and camping in the wilds above all else. This latest book of his however is different. It is about the joy of receiving and giving books as gifts. The book primarily centers...

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