Reading has always been my one superpower. Maybe that's the wrong word. But you look at some people and go, "Wow, they can Write. They Write so well it should be capitalized." Or maybe it's Math, or Cook, or Teach, or Teach Goldfish to Dance. Whatever it is they are stinking good at it, and it comes as easy as breathing to them. Well, if I were to put my finger on what I do that deserves a capitalization, it would be Read.
I love, love, love books, and they've been pretty essential to my lifelong education. Oftentimes when I'm wrestling with a new idea or feeling way over my head on a subject it's been a book that's helped me figure it out. Go books!
When I read, I'm afraid it's not a neat affair, every word being savored like a gourmet meal. I read more like a starving person eats, fast, messy, enjoying it so much but always hungry for more. And you know what? I wouldn't change it. Because when I read that way the book stops just being words on a page. I'm not thinking about what the author wrote, I'm living in the world he created.
Libraries and bookstores are some of the happiest places in the world. Anyone else get that cozy sigh of happiness just seeing shelf after shelf filled with books? It's a great feeling, knowing with my twenty-odd years of reading I've barely scratched the surface. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go Read.