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I read books, I write about books, I would probably marry a book if I could find one who liked me enough. Three words to describe me mature, irresponsible, contradictory, unreliable...oh...that's four...

How reading makes us more human

Reading is a distinctively human experience - while other animals use verbal communication, none use symbols as a part of language.


But does reading great literature, the kind that touches us, develops our world view, gives us an insight into the human condition, also make us more human?


If a book made you a better person, which one was it and why?