Thursday, 29 May 2008

What is Reading, Fundamentally?


  1. Thanks for commenting on my BBT answer/post. I really liked your approach. It's interesting to see where you went with the question and I really liked this part of your answer : "In the end, every one who enjoys all or some of these mediums has it in their power to magnify themselves, to multiply the ways in which they exist to make their life full, significant and interesting..."

  2. Wow I really like the way you thought this out, especially the part about creative control. Definitely a cool way to think about it.

  3. Great post! I love what you are saying about reading building social meaning. What a wonderful insight. I think that's very true. When people read the same material it gives them a context in which they can discuss some wonderful and complex things in a way that everyone can understand.

  4. That's right, I saw your post earlier. I thought it was a really interesting way to approach the question. Very different than everyone else.

  5. I liked your approach as well. :)

  6. wow! that certainly was a well thought out answer!! Great work.

    I think your 50 word stories are really fun, and neat.

    have a great weekend!

  7. Waves at everyone


    Yes came across the quote as I was writing and saw it could sum up what I thought!


    Thanks one


    Yes reading is the construction of joint social meaning...


    Yes I admit I see questions like this and try and think of the diffrent angle to take. Its why I like the 50 word random story challenges.

    Thank you!

  8. A very thoughtful post and I agree with you: when you examine something from different sides, you see the assumptions that you might not have been aware of before.

  9. John, Thank you for the comments on my post. Your approach to the questions was very interesting and insiteful. I agree reading does make ones "life full, significant, and interesting."

  10. I agree with everyone else, John. Your response to this week's questions is insightful and thought provoking.

  11. "I suspect that disputes about what is reading often mask social snobbery…"

    I could not agree with you more.

  12. That's an interesting way to look at that question. I guess I'd go with the first scale because I feel reading is all about the reader interpreting the book in his own way which I believe is exactly what you meant by the creative act between reader and writer.


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