I read a lot on the internet. But I’m tired of only consuming — I want to contribute. I want to start by explaining a little bit about who I am and why I’m writing about the things I’m writing about.
When I was young, I would read everything and anything I could get my hands on. I remember this one time when my mom yelled at me for reading the dictionary at the dinner table. Obviously I didn’t begin my reading habit with encyclopedias — I started with regular children’s books like The Hardy Boys and Harry Potter. One of my proudest life achievements was when my school librarian gave me an award for being the most avid reader in the entire third grade. My love for reading would eventually land me in an advanced Humanities program in high school, which only furthered my appreciation for a good story. Reading was my escape from the humdrum of life in suburban New Jersey.