I started this blog to encourage others to read more. They say that if you can't afford to travel, read a book. These books have taken me all over the US, Australia, Ireland and Britain. I have learned about folk lore, mythology, and many different cultures. Books are my escape from a world that is full of unhappiness. The authors on this blog have become my tour guides. I appreciate the hard work that they put into the research that goes into each and every book.