Veronika Stejskalova Keates

Despite all the easy distractions available to us today,

there is no doubt that people still love reading.

Books can teach us about the world,

they improve our writing skills and vocabularies.

Reading increases people’s empathy and compassion –

without even noticing,

we imagine what it is like to be them,

we compare their reactions in situations to our reactions,

or think, how we would respond in the future.

This perspective-taking helps us to understand others.

Empathising with other people through reading

leads to social awareness, and ultimately, to activism.

We want a better future – for us all.


My Friends and Readers, Thank you



As a lover of the written word, Eva started to write diaries and poems early in life, and short stories after she moved to London.
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