The funny thing about books, you never know how they are going to affect you. Sure you can say if you ready the Bible, or the Curran, or some other religious text you may have the idea of how it may affect you. But a fiction book, you are reading for the pure love of reading, for the story. So back when I was around 15, give or take a year, I had heard of this book called the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, but had never read it, until now. This book really changed my life, not only was it smart and funny, but it made you think. I mean Douglas Adams kills God off fairly quickly in the book, not but war, or violence but by logic. How brilliant is that? I was at the age where I was thinking about my world around me, and this book helped shape that, and helped me think more logical where I needed to, and with more compassion where it needed to be.
I would go on to read everything by Douglas Adams. I even read the Restaurant at the End of the Universe in one seating. His writing still has an effect on me, as well as thousands of others in this tiny little world of ours. And today, May 25th, is Towel Day, a celebration of Douglas Adams and his work. So today pick a Hitchhikers Guide up and give it a read, who knows where it will take you.
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