I think I read my first book before I watched my first movie, frankly. I remember sitting on the floor with Cat In The Hat and doing just fine until I got to the big word. I had to ask my Mom what is was. "Something." I wasn't 3 yet.
Now I realize it is stories that I love. And the art of storytelling. I suppose that explains my degrees in English and Cinema Studies. They are similar - it's just that one uses movies as its canon of literature.
When I moved away from home, the first thing I got in my new town was a library card. I frequent used book stores. I relish the discovery of a new author and wallow in the company and comfort of old friends.
I just bought a house. It is funky and old. Over the years, various owners have added on rooms here and there. It has a bit of a meandering feel to it, but plenty of room. I turned what would naturally be the formal dining area into a library. The table sits in the eating area of the kitchen.
Books are more important than food.