Since I was a kid I was a 'difficult' boy. I was too energetic and naughty but one of the few things that could keep me quiet was reading. A teacher recognized that and suggested my parents to buy me books all the time and just leave them in my room. Since the age of ten I started reading at least one book a week and so far I don't remember myself reading less than one book a month and until the age of sixteen I never asked from my parents any other present than books.
I have many favorite authors but if I could pick my three favorite I would pick four:
- Jules Verne
- Graham Masterton
- Edgar Allan Poe
- H.P. Lovecraft
The best way to end this subject I guess is to thank that teacher back in fourth grade of elementary school and of course my parents whom although they denied me many things in my childhood they never denied me books. Imagination to a kid is as important as food and as the quality of the food we serve our kids affects their growth so the quality of imagination affects their mental growth. Don't serve your kids fast food and hours in front of a TV if you really love them just because that is easier, it will get back to you one day...