REVIEW: Reader’s Bill of Rights

Dear Authors:

Keep in mind that when we write you letters, it is out of love in our hearts for books. I know that is a love that we share, even if we don’t love your books. Jayne and I believe whole heartedly in the Reader’s Bill of Rights excerpted from the 1999 book by Daniel Pennac, Better Than Life. One or all may come into play during a letter to you.

1. The right not to read.
2. The right to skip pages.
3. The right to not finish.
4. The right to reread.
5. The right to read anything.
6. The right to escapism.
7. The right to read anywhere.
8. The right to browse.
9. The right to read out loud.
10. The right to not defend your tastes.

Best regards,


By Jane Litte

0 comments on “REVIEW: Reader’s Bill of Rights

  1. Very nice! It is just missing the right to disagree and the right to not ‘get it’.

    The authors have those rights as well. And really some… no most authors I have come in contact with are great about it. About reviews and with not thinking you are the goo on the bottom of their shoe if you didn’t ‘get’ their baby.

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