I had quite a childhood. A childhood that gives me anxiety attacks when certain things trigger my memory. I hated it, it hurt me, still does. I couldn't go no where. I wanted to but was afraid. My only getaway was through books. You could open up a book, shut out everything and everyone, you could go any where in the world without costing a penny. it took my mind off of things that were going on around me. I didn't have to think bout the things. If i read my mind were on others things. I wasnt focusing on crap going on with me and around me. This is why I love books, always had. They were the only things i had close to friends while I was growing up. They kept me sane, kept me from going crazy from thinking of all the things going on. I still do love reading. I dont do it as much as i use to, but I still value a good book.