A good book is like a good friend, offering both joy and escape. There's nothing quite like a powerful story to invigorate the soul.
I am, some might say, a bit obsessed with books. I love the way they look, feel and smell. I can actually tell by the scent if a used book has spent time in a humid climate. I love to read them, hold them, own them, be renewed by them. It's a love affair that started almost as soon as I learned to read.
I love good e-books, too, for their convenience and content. I have a different relationship with them, but their instant availability and pocked-sized potency can be just as irresistible as a paperback.
Think of the books that have shaped your world throughout your life, the ones you would want if you were stranded on a desert island.
Now imagine writing a book like that, one that is treasured by others and makes a significant impact.
That, my friend, is the stuff of dreams.