Posted by: Frank Miceli
Yes I had to start this post with a slight twist on the opening line from a timeless classic. (Moby Dick for those few who did not know it right away.)
Let’s start this blog with just a little bit of information about me. I am an Tax Accountant (no, not personal income taxes but corporate tax) who has loved to read ever since I can remember. If I could get my hands on it I would read it. The genre of the book did not matter whether it be a biography, sci-fi, mystery, etc. I enjoy almost all music except for rap after 2005 and classic rock. Baseball is the greatest sport to play and the most boring to watch. I spend way too much time preparing for fantasy football season. If given the opportunity, I would move to Las Vegas, Orlando or Bora Bora in the blink of an eye.
Books introduce so much to a reader. Characters that we love or hate. Worlds we could never have imagined on our own. Life lessons given in a form so subtle you do not understand you are learning something until you put the book down. As readers, we owe every author who has ever written anything down on paper and shared it with the world so much more than we could ever convey.
Something else to note about me: I am honest to a fault. While I go into every book hoping to come out the other side loving it, that simply is not always the case. I would never intentionally steer someone in the wrong direction when making a suggestion at what books should or should not be read. You will get my honest opinion, good or bad, about everything I read.
I know my opinions will not always align with everyone else’s. I hope this blog serves as a way to introduce others to books they would otherwise not have read.
“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are engines of change (as the poet said), windows on the world and lighthouses erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.” – Barbara Truchman
"I know my opinions will not always align with everyone else’s. I hope this blog serves as a way to introduce others to books they would otherwise not have read." - Frank Miceli Jr.
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