Are you reading something fun now? Something instructive? Or not at all? With the instant distractions of TV, Facebook, and Twitter, as well as the old standby, daydreaming, sometimes entering a new book is daunting, like scaling a fence. But the fence isn’t high. When we do we enter a new terrain. Go ahead. Open the gate. Scale the fence. Do the work of getting past the first few pages when you may want to put the book down. When we read a book we develop our brains, and when we read fiction we live another life.