We have all been moved in one way or another by books, even if all your children do is watch TV. Most everything they are watching was created by writers. All the best movies were books or screen plays before they became movies. Teach your children all of this and then buy them the books to read that preceded their favorite movies.
Pass down the books that you love to your children this is one of the most powerful yet subtle ways to actually share pieces of yourself with them. In this bonding with your children, you are giving them a deeper insight into what makes up your own person and those insights then begin to become a part of them, and of you, for your children continue to passing down as keepsakes.
The bible is the best-selling book of all time and the number one book to pass down to children. Hebrews, Christians and Muslims among many others in the world are all influenced by this work, this one great book, among many others.
Next, why not, William Shakespeare’s completed works? This absolute master writer of Western Civilization sets the bar higher for the reader’s entertainment then any to date.
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand: A story about achieving excellence. This woman’s powerful writings became a modern day philosophy called, Objectivism. Most people walk away after having read her books and set out on the paths for perfection in everything they do. The reader’s become someone better then they were before they read this book great book.
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes: A mentally handicapped man and a mouse named, Algernon, run the mazes for scientists in a laboratory trying to raise their IQ’s. Between the lines in this book there are Rorschach ink-blot test in the clouds for the reader to interpret the majestic beauty of this super powerfully charged sad short story.
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut: The wild-card of writers anything the man writes inspires all people to consider the bazaar, unpredictable and unknown but in the end, end of the world stories are always of that caliber when they are written by the best of writers!
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: is the touch-stone. All that lies within this book and all that came after it is amazing; all that was inspired to carry on the traditions of its epic proportions. This is the original Harry Potter that broke the mold in fantasy fiction!
1984 by George Orwell: Everything written about in this book has come to pass but maybe Orwell failed by desensitizing us from it. Or is that just paranoia talking? Cameras are everywhere! What you do on the internet can be tracked live in real time! We are watched! This visionary who saw the future should be better acknowledged for the same!
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: This great classic tells the tragic tale of George Milton and Lennie Small, two migrant ranch workers during the Great Depression in California who get put in a spot where no one ever likes to be, the title of the book is defined immaculately by what takes place in those moments in the pages.
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann: For all those who like the American holiday called Halloween, will find more candy in there bags when they get to the fifth chapter with the nine stories in it called, [Soup Everlasting; Sudden Enlightenment; Freedom; Whims of Mercurius; Encyclopaedic; Humaniora; Research; The Dance of Death; and finally, very ninthly, Walpurgis Night] the very seed of Halloween. The whole book is a master piece of literature.
At page five-five-five, in chapter seven is [Wingt-et-Un] the game of black-jack. But if you really love games, read: Games of the Hangman by Victor O’Reilly: and remember that FEAR is the acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real, or is it, F _ _ k Everything And Run!?
Pass down your own favorite books and then in turn, giving the children the inspiration to go out, seek and find their own favorite moments of reading the best book ever is the habit to pass on to them!