This is an interesting perspective on books, writing and readers:

“A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.”

Samuel Johnson

That’s true in many ways — a book isn’t really finished until someone reads it. At the same time, I know I’m not the only one who reads a lot into what happens after the final paragraph. And a good book lives on in your mind and you carry the characters with you.

Samuel Johnson was a writer, a poet, a lexicographer, a literary critic and one of the most distinguished men of letters in English history.

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