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The management wishes to acknowledge the financial support of Douglas "Deep-Pockets" Glover and no one else.
I learned to read when I was 3 years old, and have continued to read, obsessively and voraciously, ever since. It was a very long time indeed before I began reading for anything *but* pleasure. That is what has made me what I am, for good or ill, and I refuse to apologize for it. If I could, I would fire that librarian. She has no appreciation for that over which she presides.