I am reminded of this almost every time I pick up a book. Yesterday, I read a book with no pictures aloud to the conference audience at the Jan Paris Book Fest. I have to admit that this was unplanned. I had purchased the book the day before the conference after reading it at a bookstore. I knew I had to own a copy so that I could play with it a bit and read it multiple times.
So, just like a good elementary school teacher, I turned the book out to face the audience and read. The reaction was all I had hoped: folks laughed. After the presentation, they came up to look at the book more closely. I hope that many of them proceeded to purchase a copy of their own as well.
I have written and presented about a reader's heart. I think I will noodle around a bit with the concept of a reader's soul next.