I started reading Robinson Crusoe when I was 5 years old. If you don’t believe me, just ask my older brother, to whom I was reading it. I LOVE BOOKS. I write books–I wrote my first one when I was nine years old. Books comprise about 1/3 of the furnishings in my house–yes, I recently learned to make a table of books. Up until now, I have hoarded books; but recently I came to understand that I don’t have to actually keep the books in my house in order for them to be a permanent part of me. They have made their impact on me and that is more or less permanent. So, for a couple of years in a row I have donated 50-100 books at a time to places like Goodwill and Salvation Army.
I have been blessed and privileged to read some really great books! And for that I am truly thankful. Our household was filled with books and that is one of the most pleasant things I remember about my childhood. As an adult, I have to do lots of mandatory reading for work and for school, but I still insist on reading for pleasure as well. My intention is to share some of the most impactful books I have read with you, and I welcome your comments as well.