Charles W. Elio sums it up so well, “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers”.
Reading, that is reading books, is perhaps a lost art. Work, social and time pressures inevitably impede our ability to set aside time to read. It seems more difficult…for me anyways. I hope to set aside more time, no I will set aside more time to read as my mind is a muscle that requires constant exercise and leisurely reading undoubtedly provides an intense workout. If we spent just 15 minutes a day, reading at the average rate of 300 words a minute, we would read a million and a half words a year—or an average of 20 books! But, of course, we have to devote these 15 minutes every day.
I have a few favourite authors, and in the course of my journey, I will share and comment on the magic preserved in the pages of the books I read.
Joseph Boyden born October 31, 1966, is a Canadian novelist and short story writer.
Kenneth Martin “Ken” Follett born 5 June 1949 is a Welsh author of thrillers and historical novels who has sold more than 160 million copies of his works.
Lisa Genova born November 22, 1970, is an American neuroscientist and author.
Wayne Johnston born 1958 is a Canadian novelist. His fiction deals primarily with the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, often in a historical setting.