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Rereading Matilda

“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She traveled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”

I’m in the process of rereading Matilda by Roald Dahl for a class and I came across this quote.

This is exactly why I’ve always enjoyed reading. I can essentially fight the bad guy, live the greatest love story, save a universe galaxies away, be a pirate, and never have to leave my bed.


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