I am delighted to be able to participate in the Ambassador program and encourage others, particularly young people to read. Whether reading is done by holding paper pages or an electronic reader, knowledge comes from the written word. We would know nothing of the history of our world if it had not been recorded by others for the future. Literacy should be about fun, imagination and knowledge and if I can help anyone to appreciate its benefits I have achieved much.
My favourite books
The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The Thomas Covenant Chronicles by Stephen R. Donaldson
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCulloch
The Power of One by Bryce Courtney
Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Carrie by Stephen King
A campaign to encourage reading is a wonderful idea and the National Year of Reading does this. Reading imparts knowledge. Knowledge is power. Power needs the lessons of history to temper its use. Reading therefore should produce a generation of knowledgeable sensible leaders of tomorrow.