With this photo, I wanted to capture the magic of books. As a kid, reading was my refuge and my escape. Any book worm will understand. I loved how books could take me to new worlds, and let me forget reality for a little while. When I was younger, I would read for hours, often forgetting to eat, staying up late because I couldn't put them down. They were my protection, my shield against growing up. Often, I would have a different book each day. When I went to the library, I would come home with a stack up to my chin, sometimes two. Unfortunately, I can't read like that anymore, but reading still holds that magic for me.