My, but what a beautiful line:

“A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another,” Rebecca Solnit wrote in her beautiful meditation on why we read.

The rest of the post is worth reading, too. And I only wish I had a little more time to explore all the books she mentions.

Oh, by the way, you'll notice that I link a lot to Maria Popova's wonderful site, Brain Pickings. I'm happy to be a paid subscriber. Her writing brings me much joy and food for thought and I want to help her keep going. If you like her as much as I do, I encourage you to do the same.