Hello my friends,
I was thinking to myself the other day about how the books I have read growing up may have helped shaped my thinking and me as a person.
I am guessing that a good percentage of the readers of this forum are avid readers themselves. One would almost have to be to enjoy this site, as
there is so much to explore.
When I think back about all the books I have read and believe me it has been many many books, I started thinking about a bit of a pattern that showed
itself. Outside of required reading in school, some of the best books, or books that made a impression on me were usually given to me . The pattern I
was referring to almost seemed like I was being guided. The intensity seemed to go deeper with each read.
Now mind you, like I said, most of these books were just shared with me, so it wasn’t like I went out looking for them, they just seemed to come to
me. I am wondering if this has happened to you as well.
I am by no means going to name every book I have written, but I am going to mention the ones that made strong impressions and see if you can see the
pattern Im referring too.
So as best as I can remember I will try and take them in order from the beginning, of what really stands out.
Age: lol Young – Tom Sawyer, and Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
Skipping some time here to 7th grade, we now come too "Red Badge of Courage", (Stephen Crane), "Lord of the Flies", (William Golding) and "The
Catcher in the Rye", (J. D. Salinger).
8th Grade: "The Odyssey" and "The Iliad" (Homer). I have to say I was much more impressed with the Odyssey frankly.
Now this is about the time the books started coming to me. If I recall correctly I should be about 16 now. Some how I impressed a counselor in some
way that they thought I should read "TheFountainhead", (Ayn Rand). Why they thought it was important I read it, I have no idea, but I did eventually
go on to read "Atlas Shrug" as well, though Im not exactly sure when I did.
Recall is tricky, but I do believe through the late teens, Isaac Asimov and Arthur C Clark started falling into my hands. I was always very impressed
with the 3 laws of robotics,
1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2.A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3.A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Moving into my early 20’s Ruth Montgomery came into my life starting off with "Strangers Amongst Us" and "World Before". I read more of her, but
those impressed me most. I thought she was rather interesting as she had a quite a remarkable history of her own. See more about this lady here :
Edgar Cayce is also making a appearance as well about now. Keep in mind this books are coming to me through friends etc. I am not seeking them
In is same time frame, Jane Roberts has shown up with the "Seth Books."
We have now come to my early 30's and Pierce Anthony has arrived with the "On A Pale Horse " series. That was great reading. I cant say as I am a
big Pierce Anthony fan outside of that series but I did manage later to have the final book of the series come to me called "The Tarot."
I will stop here as I could go on and on, but does anyone see a pattern here? I know I am now a very dimensional thinker and very open to time travel,
paranormal, past lives, etc. I guess it was the stuff that resonated with me or seemed right. I have most certainly read a lot of stuff in between all
that, but I find it curious the cosmos brought those books to me.
So, you think books you have read have made you who you are today?