“Books are the aqua vita of the spirit; they form a kind of background radiation against which I measure my life and my endeavors. They buck me up when I’m down, inspire me out of torpor, galvanize me when I am ready to walk the fire.”
– James O’Reilly, co-founder of Travelers’ Tales.
I believe this sentiment is lost in today’s electronic age. To me, the thrill is in turning pages, not clicking mouse buttons.
Shakespeare inspires me to read. I live a block from a public library so I have no excuse. I need to find the best books to pull me in from the first sentence and hug those titles closely and never let go until I get to the end. I might be tempted to bring back Hamlet from the dead, too.