Reading is to have an intimate conversation with the author.
“Reading is the most participative of the arts. There is more brain activity when you are reading that kind of intense text than watching tv or film.⋯⋯Writers provide readers with a score, a score that the readers will then interpret.”, said Margaret Atwood.
Reading helps people develop the ability of independent thinking; to read, is to understand the meaning of independence.
In recent years, the vibrancy of Taiwan’s independent publishing industry and independent bookstores is incredible. Popular subjects written from different point of views or unique and innovative styles, topics for niche markets, are picked up and published, then shared and promoted through book related events. The freedom-of-expression spirits in the Chinese language world are alive and thriving in Taiwan.
If you are an avid reader who enjoys studying a subject from alternative point of views, you may find an intriguing connection with one of the interesting souls, alive or dead, behind the books.