Since as far back as I can remember, I have been a reader. I have always loved books. I can't even imagine how many I have read over the years. To this day it still amazes me that someone who wrote his thoughts and dreams and imagination 3,000 years ago can speak to me as clearly and as powerfully as he does as I read the words with which he paints images and creates characters who come alive in my mind. Books are the greatest of all time machines.