In Others’ Words: Books
“Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind; it forces you to stretch your own.” ~Charles Scribner, Jr., American publisher
More than once I’ve confronted the question “What’s the best book you’ve ever read?” — or some derivative of that question. Usually, my response is something like, “How do you expect me to pick only one book?!”
Last week, when asked that question yet again, I finally stumbled upon my answer forever and ever, amen. The best book I ever read — my favorite book — is the first book I ever read. And, yes, that book was probably something along the lines of “See Dick run,” but it was the one that began my lifelong love affair with books.
One of the best things about books? Getting to see what other people think about love and life and the great wide world out there — and beyond. I’m not limited to me, myself and I … When I walk into a library or a bookstore or download a book to my Kindle I have access to others’ thoughts, tragedies, triumphs …
Amazing, aren’t they?
In Your Words: What book has stretched your mind by challenging (maybe even changing) your thinking? Pick a novel or a nonfiction or a children’s book … I’d love to hear about it!