The power of books

Thursday, April 14, 2016 6:43 am
Reading Time: 2 minutes

By Corey Sutton

As a former librarian, I have always been a huge advocate for books. The introduction of ebooks is great, but there is nothing more satisfying than the physical book sitting in your hands. Some of my fondest memories are reading a good book in rainy weather with a warm drink. 

This video published by StoryCorps tells a powerful and touching story of the influence that books can have on the human story. It’s great to see that the world realises the power of literature, with book sales steadily rising.

Check out this video, hold back the tears, grab the closest book next to you and tuck in. The power of the imagination paired with fiction will astound you.

If you don’t know where to begin, A.A Milne’s Pooh Bear is a great start. It’s more than just a children story. Craving science fiction? Isaac Asimov’s I,Robot sparked my love for scifi literature. Want to get the mind working? Try Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the twist at the end will floor you. Need to relax before you go to bed? Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea will be a perfect substitute for a brain massage.

Go to the library, get a card and go nuts. It’s free, fun and life changing.

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