The great scholar, Charles W. Eliot once said “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
I love this quote because in so many ways it is true. I think of all the books I have fallen in love with, that have transported me to another time, another place. For the sake of not sounding too sappy books quench my soul. They really do.
My answer to Christina’s question:
It may sound funny but Catcher in the Rye feeds me like no other book I’ve read. I’ve read it 5 times and it never disappoints. The 1st time was in 10th grade, the age when it’s meant to be the most relevant, but I find it to be even more relevant now than it was for me 25 years ago.
Maybe it’s that I’m in a mild, yet perpetual state of rebellion against everything I see around me or maybe it’s that I find Holden Caulfield to be one of the most “real” fictional characters I’ve ever come across. I know I should have outgrown Holden by now but, maybe it’s because I haven’t grown out of him that keeps me tuned in and open.
Another favorite of mine is Kerouac’s On The Road.