FROM STEPHEN KING
Reading entertains me, it educates me, and it transports me to new worlds. The worst moment of my life (I was about nine years old) was the day I realized I would not be able to read all the books in the world. I’ve since decided that Heaven (assuming there is one and that I get invited in) will come in the form of a huge library of ideas and interpretations that I’ll be able to absorb without effort–without the need to see or turn pages or make judgements.
I’m not too eager for the Heavenly Library to take me in just yet. For now, I dream of getting locked up in a real library for the weekend. I always include the presence of a water fountain, a couple of snack machines and a coffee machine in my fantasy. Most libraries have cozy reading chairs so that’s no problem. I’ll roam the stacks, sample a little of this and a little of that, hold real books and turn paper pages. I will not turn my cell phone on and call for help. I’ll read.
Stephen King told me to.