I've been a reader all my life. And when I say that, I mean a bring a book to a movie theater, just in case, reader. An "I've read my favorites eight, ten twelve times" lover of books. That shouldn't matter to you all that much, except to tell you that More Books, for you, our readers and writers to be, is a labor of love.
A great book doesn't have to have a purpose. It doesn't have to be an instant classic, a prize winner, or have the most poetic prose. It doesn't need to reveal the great truths of existence—although all of these things may happen along the way.
It needs a story. A great, ripping, sweep you out of your own life yarn.
And you know my favorite part of those needles in the haystack, the ones that can truly take you away? Sharing them. Watching someone else explore a new world, become the characters, see unimaginable things. Knowing that you've been on the same journey as another person, for just a while.
Read more, and read what you love.
And away we go.