By Bob Greene, CNN Contributor
Are you a person who loves to read books? If so, you’re set for life.
Just this: There are so many wonderful books that have been written over the centuries, books that will thrill you and make you cry and change you and bring laughter to you and keep you up all night. Even if you did nothing else for the rest of your life but read, you would only be able to get to the most infinitesimal percentage of books that you would be destined to adore. They’re just waiting for you — waiting to be found, right now.
No one can predict with certainty what is going to become of the book business in the century ahead of us. But there is something about life that all of us, in the back of our minds, know is true: The best and most unforgettable moments have a way of blindsiding us, of appearing as if by magic when we aren’t even looking for them. So it is with books. They’re out there, on library shelves in the town where you are reading these words. Some haven’t had their covers opened in years, or been carried out the front door of the library. Maybe you and one of them were meant for each other. It’s summer. What have you got to lose?