I grew up without a television,
My only friends were my sisters and my parents,
Because the girls my age only spoke Japanese,
And their parents only let them play with nice Japanese girls.
So I fell in love with reading.
The characters were always my friends.
Taught me about how to survive childhood and adolescence.
So I didn't wake any one in my house up.
Since the first book I can remember,
I have read thousands of books.
Some are longer, funnier, or sadder than others.
But they never let me down.
In a way, I think I loved them first because they loved me back.
And that's the beauty of books.
What was your first love?