I have read many books; even the fairy tales I have read as a child had many lessons to give. Some lessons I learned were valuable, but sometimes they turned out to be useless. Reading has always been an escape from reality for me. When I read I somehow always forget about the chaos of life and find myself going on adventures in unknown lands. Some of these unknown lands will always have a special place in my heart; but some I will, forget with time. Through reading I have met many characters created by wonderful authors. Some of these characters were like me, but some were different. I have met pirates, mermaids, and sometimes even spiders. I believe books have shaped me to be the person I am now. I believe in the power of books.
– Jan Velvet