Curious Cats Read is a blog that explores the intrinsic connection between curiosity and reading. It is the creation of bibliophile, Sherrie Dulworth.
Reading has the power to inform, enlighten, entertain and inspire us. Sometimes it only does one of those―other times, all.
I am passionate about exploring books. I also enjoy reading newspapers, magazines, and blogs and I derive great pleasure from music, theater and movies. But for me, books possess a special kind of transformational magic.
Along with the personal joy that I get from reading, I love discussing and sharing books with others…comparing our impressions on the thoughts and feelings that they evoke, about the plots and subplots, characters, language, writing styles, humor, frustrations and facts… and perhaps most importantly, about the context of the book’s message and meaning in our lives.
Curious Cats Read is a chance to expand upon that dialogue and to share with, and learn from, an even wider array of readers.
Do we read because we are curious or are we curious because we read? I believe the answer is “yes” to both.
In one of my favorite poems, “Curiosity,” poet and author Alastair Reid, captures the essence of what it means to be a curious person and how that influences the type of life we wish to live…
“Only the curious have, if they live, a tale worth telling at all.”