The benefit of reading is like oxygen. You cannot smell it but you will suffocate without it.

by Justina Dobush
Translated from the Ukrainian by Yulia Lyubka

You read and read and read. You love some and you love others. Žižek says not to love the new hysterical left, Peterson says to love yourself, not to love feminists or the same new hysterical left. The New York Times says to read about people's rights, Trump says to read Twitter, Putin says not to read anything at all. Zuckerberg tells Cambridge Analytica to read other people’s messages, Islamists say to read the Quran, the Ministry of Justice doesn't read the constitution, the younger generation reads only Telegram and Instagram.

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Caitlyn Garcia
Drunk and Sober Reflections on Reading

by Justina Dobush
Translated from the Ukrainian by Yulia Lyubka

What is left with us after we have read a book? Is it a memory without any practical appliance, names and dates, stories you will never become a part of or ideas you will never think of? Books are the infinity of human lives, which crave for being remembered. It is the only possible way to preserve every second and each personality in its incredibility.

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Caitlyn Garcia