"Reading is at the heart of our culture, but we can never do enough of it. Aim to read as widely as you can and make notes about what you read. The Italian novelist and critic Umberto Eco sums it up for me: all books are made out of other books, and writing is a conversation between readers. All of my academic work is informed by the conviction that reading is both a social act and a form of ethical engagement. It allows us to communicate with the past, and to understand our present reality."
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