Boys Don't Read, Except When They Do | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools |
"Even when I hated to read, I was hungry for stories. I found them in places that weren't teacher-approved, but I found them just the same. Video games and television shows were filled with plot and conflict, character and emotion. I read Choose-Your-Own Adventures and X-Men comics and Nintendo Power Magazine and Zoobooks and I made up my own stories about the villains and the heroes, the far-flung places and wild animals. I never thought of anything I did as reading, and I never thought I was training myself for a life as a writer. But I was."
Via Heather Stapleton