A few days before I practiced my right to vote, I received through SearchOhio (an awesome library service that allows you check out a book from another library if it is not in our collection) the English translation of Daniel Pennac’s The Rights of the Reader. Here is the list of what he believes are the ten rights:

  1. The right not to read
  2. The right to skip
  3. The right not to finish a book
  4. The right to read it again
  5. The right to read anything
  6. The right to mistake a book for real life
  7. The right to read anywhere
  8. The right to dip in
  9. The right to read out loud
  10. The right to be quiet

Do you agree with these rights? Is something missing? Tell us your thoughts!

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The Rights of the Reader