Someone once said that READING is magic.
It enables us to experience and ponder
It helps us to live more happily and
wisely in the present. And it permits us
to cope with the future.
Johnsonís injunction "Keep your
friendships in repair" should be applied
to books as well as persons. Books are
friends at all times if we treat them
well; we can enjoy their companionship
when human friends have passed beyond
our reach or have grown out of us. In
every phase of life they are loyal
friends, and, if they show signs of
wear, that only proves how much we have
cared for them. They repay us by linking
youth with middle age and refreshing us
in our late 50's as they inspired us in
our early 20's.
Unlike friends who
never answer letters, emails or phone
calls, our books always speak when we