Friday, March 27, 2009
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors. Joseph Addison Surely this is good advice, and Addison himself provided some excellent material for the reader. The Taler and The Spectator magazines are still worth reading after hundreds of years.
Friday, March 20, 2009
"Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year". Horace Mann Absolutely good advice, but I would recommend 15 hours a day, if you can spare it. A day without reading is like a day without love. I get all shaky if I can't find anything to read - I think I must be addicted. Keep well DK
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Thank God for authors and writers. They write and my job is to read and enjoy. On the way back from a fantastic meal in an English Pub (The Feathers, Hedley on the Hill) I was discussing favourite authors with a friend of mine. Some of our faves were: Dickens, Koontz, Hardy, Keneally, Carey, Gee and Courtney. Books transport you to another time, another place, sometimes to a different sex, race or religion. Reading + Good eating and drinking coupled with travel are the things that give me the most pleasure in life (family and friends notwithstanding). Keep Well DK