Apparently October 1st to 7th is “Buy A Friend A Book Week“.

This is the first I’ve heard of it, and I think it’s a really good idea. I suggest you take part in it. I’m probably going to.

Reading encourages a person to learn for him/herself. When you read, you’re gaining knowledge by yourself, you’re experiencing something for yourself, not depending on someone else to provide you with that knowledge or that experience. And that’s lacking in society today, I believe. Too many people seem to be too busy to learn by themselves.

What books have you read lately and what have you gained from them?