I should have mentioned my friend Mandy in my previous post. Mandy was my best friend in high school and she really introduced me to a love of reading. Before Mandy, I read things like Archie comic books and whatever I had to read for school. But then Mandy and I became friends and she was a reader. She introduced me to Little Women and Anne of Green Gables. When we had English classes together, she would read the same books I did but not with the same enthusiasm. She would talk about the characters like they were friends. I was inspired by her love of books, but it wasn’t until college that I really began to be an avid reader myself. But once I began, I was hooked.
So thank you, Mandy, for passing your love for books onto me. I can’t imagine how boring my life would be now without books.