I was a voracious reader. I read everything I could get my hands on, and there were never enough books. My mother used to tell me "you've got your nose stuck in a book! You should go out and play! You're missing out on life!" which I wholly disagree with. Reading books let me live lives that no child my age could have lived, and reading about Tom Sawyer was much more enjoyable than going outside to play "John, throw the basketball back if it goes out of bounds."