Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.
Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.
I wear weird things sometimes. I like to drink coffee. Neither of those things have anything to do with who I am.
— MK Olsen