I read books for my work and for fun. I don't read fast, but I read a lot. So, I decided to encourage others to pursue the same with reviews of some of my favorite books. Click on the Amazon.com link for looking over in more detail any books that interest you.
I first began to develop in the area of reading from the influence of my mother Patricia Clark. She would bring home 20+ books from the library and, because she was so fast, she could take care of the family's needs and read them all in a week. She's really fast!
Another influence came from stories which I heard about my grandfather, James Cassidy, who was a book salesman. Apparently my grandfather was really good at selling books. Well, my grandmother, Gwen Cassidy, told me numerous times of his salesmanship. She gave me one of the books in his collection, which was a hardback early edition (1937) of "Northwest Passage" by the renowned historical author Kenneth Roberts.
This edition has inside front and back cover maps! I plowed through that huge 2 part book and I've read it 5 times over the years. I'm considering reading it again. It is still my most favorite historical fiction novel.
In addition to all this I was influenced in reading by way of a couple of summer reading programs at our local libraries. This convinced me that I love reading. I'm slower than molasses at it, but I love it.
I will be posting reviews here of books that I have read and love from various genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Non-fiction, Biographies, Christian Theology, devotional books, Bibles and commentaries and even children's books. My hope is that you will receive something from these reviews in the form of what I refer to as the four I's: Inspiration, Impact, Influence and Insight. I have connected a link from the sidebar image of Northwest Passage to Amazon.com for more information, so just click on it to go there.
Happy reading! The Literarian.
Robert Thomas Clark, M. Div.
I love quoting Charles Haddon Spurgeon as he just seemed to always say it well...here's two I love from him about reading: