And here is where I explain what I hope to do – a brief map, if you will. My goal: to bring attention to the beauty of words, the importance of reading (and not just learning to read), and the¬†impact that libraries and librarians have had on various people, from all walks of life. I’ll start with myself!

I’ve never been athletic – I was born with a heart condition, so keeping up with other kids wasn’t always possible. Reading was, and still is, a way to escape. I love to read and learn about places I’ll probably never see, or times that we can now only imagine. And I love¬†that magic moment that happens when I stumble upon a beautiful phrase, paragraph, or scene that grabs me and buries itself in my brain like a seed, merging with all the other seeds that have been planted there over time.

And so, without further ado…!