good book reviewsIf you are like me, you enjoy reading a book that either engages your mind, stirs your emotions and feeds your spirit. Good books do that.  While it would be impossible for me to feature every good book ever written, I have included on this site an ever growing collection of good books–complete with reviews and a link to Amazon for purchase or download. I hope you enjoy reading these books as much as I have enjoyed reviewing them! Below are a few quotes from book lovers of the past…

 

What holy cities are to nomadic tribes – a symbol of race and a bond of union – great books are to the wandering souls of men:  they are the Meccas of the mind.  ~G.E. Woodberry

 

Except a living man there is nothing more wonderful than a book!  A message to us from the dead, – from human souls whom we never saw, who lived perhaps thousands of miles away; and yet these, on those little sheets of paper, speak to us, teach us, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers.  ~Charles Kingsley

 

Books are a refuge, a sort of cloistral refuge, from the vulgarities of the actual world.  ~Walter Pater

 

O for a Booke and a shadie nooke, eyther in-a-doore or out; With the grene leaves whisp’ring overhede, or the Streete cryes all about. Where I maie Reade all at my ease, both of the Newe and Olde; For a jollie goode Booke whereon to looke is better to me than Golde. ~John Wilson

 

We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate.  ~Henry Miller

 

Books are delightful society.  If you go into a room and find it full of books – even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.  ~William Ewart Gladstone