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 “Books give a soul to the universe, wings  to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything” -unknown

I find so much solace in books or better still in reading because with this technology bug almost everyone has been infected with; one does not need to carry a book everywhere. We have e-books. I can be one the phone for hours reading just about anything. The hunger is insatiable- I just need to know; to be informed.

When you find me laughing alone, I am most likely reading something.

We read to know we are not alone, one can relate with the writer, there is a bond that is formed with some exceptionally good writers. One can almost hear their thoughts and almost feel like you are conversing with them.

Good readers have made virtual ‘best friends ’with good writers, you hear them say things like “I just love Chimamanda Adiche or Charles Dickens or Francine Rivers or Wole Soyinka”.

I cannot agree less with Charles W. Eliot who said “books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers”

Now, they have never met any of these people but a bond has been formed. The type of bond that can make some of them breakthrough security protocol when they stumble on the adored writers at an event. Or the type that makes people travel miles just to attend a book launch of one of their favourite authors.

Reading widens your horizon; you have knowledge about anything no matter how little. And you know, thanks to Google, once you are not sure of something; with a few searches on Google, you have an idea.

Recently I read a friend’s blog post where she featured a guest writer who said she read 150books in the past year. I was stunned; how on earth did she achieve that? I found myself questioning. That is like a book per two days?  Wow! It was then I knew I was still learning.

I was challenged to say the least- although I read a lot of short stories; I took up the challenged to go for larger books. So I am posing the challenge to you “talk less, read more”. Read outside your discipline, read the relevant and the seemingly irrelevant ones because no knowledge is lost.

I cannot but agree with Mark Twain who said “good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

P.S: somehow I don’t like to suggest books but I would tell you to just enter a good bookstore and explore and I can assure you that you will get more books than what your money can buy.

See you at the top- there is room for you! CHEERS!