Whether one reads for pleasure or education, one consequence is certain. Over a period of time, the reader’s mind becomes trained to navigate ideas. With time, it becomes capable of not only processing complex concepts, but, with luck, even expressing some of those concepts. Reading induces a sense of mental fearlessness. The exposure to language facilitates structuring and expression of ideas. In short, reading is not a habit or a hobby. It is a tool for living.
While FORCE has always dedicated a few pages to books in most issues, September onwards, we start a dedicated books section. Running into a few pages, it will carry interviews with military authors, book extracts and reviews. Most importantly, it will carry a recommended reading list of ‘Must Read’ books from senior officers/ authors and even FORCE readers. Hence, we invite our readers to send us lists of their favourite books which they would like to share with others. Tell us why you recommend those books. So read, and write.