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About meYou could say I was functionally illiterate until middle school. I can't name off my favorite childhood books because I simply pretended to read and I feigned interest as I glossed over book pages through all of my youth. Homework was not my strong suit.

I could read titles for VHS tapes, I devoured instruction manuals for video games, read dirty lyrics printed in heavy metal album liner notes, and I would absorb Calvin & Hobbes anthologies by mostly enjoying the artwork. All of this changed when a friend showed me how the Star Wars universe I loved on VHS was officially expanded in authorized novels.

Because those films and the characters meant so much to me at the time, I finally utilized my neighborhood public library. I recall the pain to fumble my way through seemingly endless pages of text. I struggled to infer imagery from the prose and I would constantly reference what little character design and graphics might be encoded on the dust sleeve jacket. At times I would draw my own illustrations to keep track of the new characters I could barely keep in my mental inventory.

Because of those initial sci-fi adventures I developed the stamina to read.

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Favorite librariesDavidson Library - University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), Los Angeles Public Library - Chatsworth Branch, Prelinger Library, San Francisco Public Library - Sunset Branch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Main Stacks

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