“Do you know why books are so important? Because good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies. So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless and expressionless.”
– Faber, a character in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451
Once you graduate from school it is hard to surround yourself with books. In college you literally had to read everyday because you were required to. But after your 4 years of education is exchanged with a single paper, a diploma you really have to determined to read or else you fall into the cycle of daily repetition of preparing for work, working and unwinding from work. Many people do this over and over again without giving little thought or perhaps they’re too busy doing those three.
But I know and believe in reading books. I am writing this blog and quoting Faber so that I can kick myself to read good books.Unfortunately I happen to encounter some shitty books which wasted my time. Maybe I can ask you readers to recommend some books that have touched your heart. Thanks.