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Link to a Nice End of the Year Post

Late last night, I came across a very nice blog post I wanted to share. This is the time of year where most things slow down and we all take breaks.

And I’ve seen a lot of end of the year publishing blog posts that are very nice, but so far this one is the nicest.

It was written by Miriam, over at the Dystel & Goderich Literary Management blog. You can check it out here and read the entire post. It’s not that long, which proves that less is always more.

Here’s one line that resonated with me, with regards to why it’s so important to read:

“Because it sharpens your wit and develops your capacity for empathy.”

These days it often seems harder and harder to be empathetic regarding a wide range of issues. But reading helps bring this back, and if you read a book like The Help, you’ll know what I’m talking about.