I am a reader. Reading has been my passion ever since I learned to walk and talk. Books were my favorite gifts at Christmas and on my birthday. Besides being an avid reader, I am also a writer. I learned to love writing because of the books I read and the stories I was exposed to. As I have grown up I have learned to appreciate the art of storytelling in all it’s forms which not only includes books but music, film, the theatre, photography, painting, and more! Reading has not taken me to another universe but has plunged me deeper into our own and because of reading I have learned a lot about the world, about my faith as a Christian, and about myself. I guess in the end I have to thank God for blessing me with such awesome parents who read to me every night before I went to sleep and refrained from buying me a TV for my bedroom.