I have recently been reading another fabulous book by author Dean Koontz. His writing style has many humorous elements and whimsical characters such as Odd Thomas. While reading I was struck by one of those AHA moments. In this case it was when a character in the book was reformed from a life of evil by reading a simple children’s book. His miraculous “cure” did not take place overnight, but the fact that it started with a children’s book really got me thinking.
Just the idea that a book could change your perspective and outlook on life was enough to make me to encourage all of you to pick up a book again. Of course if you’re reading this blog – that’s just as good as a book. I find that fiction often reveals surprising truths about real life when you least expect it. It makes for fascinating reading – especially when there are so many great writers out there – both adult and children’s authors.
I hope you will all support your local libraries and to help the children in your life get reading. It doesn’t matter so much what they read – just that they do. Instilling a love of reading instills a love of learning, and who among us is not better off with a bit of that?