Oh, please read.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
One of my greatest pleasures is reading. I read every day, I read a lot of books, and do it while exercising, and especially read for the sheer joy of it.
My interests in books are varied, and I will read about anything (but romance novels), and love books where I can immerse myself in the characters, and go to the fabulous and varied places a good author leads me.
The above quote is from George RR Martin, who wrote Game of Thrones. I have read the books, have not seen the TV show, and feel like I know those characters much better than the people who are only watching TV. I have never read a book, then seen the movie and thought it was a better experience. Books are better, because you can use your imagination throughout them. They transport you anywhere you want. As good as the Harry Potter movies were, the books were better.
Turn off the tube. Unplug the cable. Read books. You will be smarter, your brain will be engaged, and you can go anywhere you want, with the lift of a page.
I am reading "Hamilton" by Ron Chernow (EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD!!), and finishing "Ready Player One", a great romp of a futuristic read by Ernest Kline.