As time passes, my life changes and I develop a better sense of what I do and don't like. I hated reading through my childhood and school years. Boring, boring, boring. Books should have pictures. I started a ton of books, but rarely finished one. Before college, I only recall finishing Robinson Crusoe (which I read when I was 9) and The Jungle.* That was odd. If I hated reading, why did I enjoy those two books? A paradox, yeah? At the time I didn't realize the true reason why I hated reading; I just thought reading was boring... I didn't really hate reading; I just hated reading boring books. When I reached college, I realized I LOVED reading. I found books that really captivated me and I felt contributed to my growth as a person. During college I read every single architecture, environmental sustainability and urban planning textbook in every class I took. And, if you can imagine, I had 192 units worth of classes and textbooks, so that's a lot of reading. That's just how much I loved to read.
Nowadays I almost always have a book with me. I've found I love to read nonfiction or instructional books. I'm currently trying to finish Eat, Pray, Love and some books about business and finance. I LOVE books!
Anyways... I hope this movie encourages you all to read!
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/12879013 w=800&h=500]