As a child, I LOVED to read and always had a book within reach. Once I entered high school, however, my love of reading dissipated as the necessary evil that is assigned reading completely replaced reading for pleasure. It made me hate reading, and it broke my heart. Then one day in college, years later, I visited a local library, grabbed a random fantasy book off the shelf, and forced myself to read for fun. It was awkward at first, but it worked, and eventually my love of books returned. Now I work in a library where I am surrounded by wonderful books and constantly reminded that my to-be-read pile is getting out of control! Aside from reading I spend a ridiculous amount of time playing D&D, video games, and board games. I also enjoy rewatching my favorite shows, painting, and hope to finish writing a book of my own someday!