I've always said that I should make a tumblr for my students to access links/photos/ideas/articles that I discover online and that are relevant to their class. I teach grammar, literature, and 1st year writing classes.
The title of this tumblr is a quote from Samuel Beckett's play, Waiting for Godot.
Why read? Are stories essential? Read the article “Do We Need Stories?” by Tim Parks, featured in the New York Review of Books to get some insight to many opinions on why. The Short Answer: The internet presents a deafening roar of LISTEN TO ME, and we listen. Why not listen, instead, for a small part of your day, to someone who took their time to craft something that you might learn from, instead of the constant yammering of those who postpostpost? The beauty is in the question here, though, not the answer. The Long Answer: Read the article!