I can't remember not being able to read. I know there was a time, but it exists prior to my long-term memory. I love to read and regret that I don't spend more time doing so currently. I like to be able to pick up a book and read until I'm ready to take a break, a luxury that being a new mommy doesn't afford me. My love for reading and all things literary is part of the reason that I became an English teacher. When I was in college, I dreamed about introducing my students to literature in a way that they would love it as much as I do. Then I graduated and started teaching, only to run smack dab into NCLB, the killer of teacher freedom and creativity. Test, test, test--that is what I am to teach them now.