@Zen PencilsGavin-sama, this brought back so many memories…
Speaking as a writer and as a sad, lonely geek, when I was in school, I had a very difficult time. People would bully me and steal my lunch. Throughout six years of school, from junior high till graduation, I never had a thing to eat.
To forget my hunger, I went to the only place in the school where I could be alone: the school library with its vast array of books. Yellowed old classics, ratty James Bonds, vast arrays of Indian writers, the occasional Star Wars novel…and Pollyanna.
Books are, were and will be the mainstay of my life. I despise e-books and Kindles because they take everything writers work for and reduce it to less than cheap newsprint.
Everyone on this website should take the initiative to read at least one good book a day. Particularly kids.