Pieper's book, Reading for Pleasure, happily, proved to be a great pleasure to read. He captures the complexity of reading: the private passions and the public (indeed political) power it can give to us all. His personal story and his love of reading shine luminously through each page.
Reading for Pleasure is a clarion call to teachers, librarians, school leaders and even parents to make much of reading because it matters so much to the present and future lives of our children. This book is rich with evidence, pragmatic insights and practical strategies to enhance reading for pleasure. Read it for pleasure, then act upon it with purpose.