Autumn is my favorite season. As the year is dying, I feel more renewed than dormant flowers rediscovering the sun in Spring. During September 2018, I will be sharing some of my favorite beginnings from the books that thrilled me, informed me, and changed me forever.
Yes, reading has that power.
I am doing this as an experiment. I wish to discover how many of my ones of readers are shaped by similar books that have moved me. What books have shaped you? I really am curious. For example, this beginning was an adventure that started in my childhood and continues to this day.
Some will be obvious and somewhat universal as this famous opening of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Others more obscure or simply new.
Please, feel free to share your favorites.