What do we do on a rainy day? Well, you could do homework, sleep, play in the rain, or read. I tried to do homework and was too distracted.
Then I looked out the window and thought to myself, “I wish I could read.” I laughed then tried to read the words from my textbook. Ten minutes later and I hadn’t gotten past the first paragraph. I wanted to continue on like a good student. I decided not to.
Instead, I curled up in my bed and opened an old favorite of mine: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
This is the work that really got me into Fantasy sci-fi and made me fall in love with writing.
It is my hope that every child (and yes, I am still a child) gets the chance to open a book that changes them as much as this series has changed me.
Now, if you don’t mind. I’m going to go read now.