I have a love affair with books. I started dating books when I saw Dick and Jane run after Spot in first grade.
I nurtured the relationship in third grade when The Scholastic Book Club let me order books from handouts my teacher, Mrs. Baker, would give us. I still remember reading The Furious Flycycle.
I married books in the fourth grade. Mrs. Fountain held up a sign and told the class we would get a certificate if we read something like 8 fiction books, 5 science books, and 8 non-fiction books. I read more than a hundred.