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Lovely @sarahturpinillustrator found my book in the library.
I love libraries. I have the fondest memories of visiting my local library as a child. I always took as many books as I could on my card. I even pretend played ‘library’ with my friend in my spare time (I’m old enough now not to care about how uncool that sounds).
There have been points in my life where I have questioned why I would keep carrying books from A to B, if I didn’t even manage to read half of them. I also remember calculating as a child how many pieces of my favourite candy I could’ve bought with the fines I accumulated over time.
I don’t think I was really aware as a child of how much reading enriched my life – and that actually, growing up without a TV the first 11 years of my life gave me so much more than what I missed out on. Though at the time, I really did believe it was important to know your Sesamstreet and whatever else they all watched.