"Read as a drunkard drinks or as a bird sings or a cat sleeps or a dog responds to an invitation to go walking, not from conscience or training, but because they'd rather do it than anything else in the world."
Althea Warren, Library Association speech, 1935
"The night you promised to go to dinner with the best friend of your foster aunt, just telephone that you have such a bad cold you're afraid she'll catch it. Stay at home instead and gobble Lucy Gayheart in one gulp like a boa constrictor."
Althea's Ways to Achieve Reading
from The Library Book, by Susan Orlean