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Roald Dahl Quotation: Throw out your TV

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So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.

– Roald Dahl

Ah, how true this quote is. Both adults and children have this problem that they often spend their time watching mindless television. Don’t get me wrong, watching a few hours a week of pointless television is fine, if it’s done in moderation. However, individuals gain much more through books. The wonder of books and reading is that you can go anywhere. You are the director who imagines exactly who plays each role in the scene. Books allow you to explore Mt. Everest from the comfort and warmth of home. You can soar off into space, bring the past into the future, spark a love, solve a mystery, learn a new language, discover distance lands, and endless possibilities of all the places a book can take you. So, turn off the television and read whether it’s at the library, bookstore, cafe, living room, curled in bed, study hall, classroom, tree house, and any other place. The book can be read as a hard cover, paperback, audio version, or electronic reader. It doesn’t matter the genre or subject. Parents read every day with your child. Read, Read, Read