I think it was Prof. A.C. Grayling, in a review of ‘A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel’ who said, "To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries." At It's good to mock, we echo those sentiments in a slightly subtler way when we say "It’s good to read”. Books are great and one day we're going to write our own book which will be called:
Mocking for beginners, intermediate and advanced - We are all Mockers are we not? Yes we are and massively proud of it too. I like fish and I like it a lot. I wonder if cats appreciate jazz? I also wonder what would happen if all the traffic lights all over the world stopped working at the same time?
When I was little, my favourite books were those which contained very little words and lots of pictures. I liked to call them comic books. As I got older, I became more sophisticated and started to get into literature such as 'My day on Sesame Street', 'Three Little Pigs' and 'How to eat fried worms'. As my taste in reading advanced, I began reading the byzantine poets such as Paris Hilton, Right Said Fred and Leona Lewis. These days I'm more refined and into reading philosophy such as 'Does anything eat wasps', 'Are these my hands' and ' If you want closure in your relationship, start with your legs'.
My great uncle Will Y taught me that great writing has one thing in common. When you read a great book, the words will leap off the page, right in front of you: