I didn’t learn how to read until the second grade. Before that, whenever we’d have get up in front of the class and read a book, I would have my mother read it to me over and over again the night before and I’d memorize it. Then one day, while presenting to the class, I accidentally skipped two pages instead of one and recited the wrong sentence. That’s when the teacher found out I couldn’t read at all.

Once I learned, though, you couldn’t stop me from reading. I’d keep books in my desks and gobble up stories during Math and Science and History periods. I was obsessed with reading above my grade-level because I had been held back for so long.

A book needs to be really special to get me to dust it off and I spend most of my time reading and writing plays in the little spare time I have. But that doesn’t mean I don’t acknowledge just how magical literacy can be. And these tweets about National Literacy Day should make any bookwarm feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

1. Some are inspiring.

2. Like hella inspiring, you know?

3. LIBRARIES REPRESENT!

4. That’s a good way to celebrate the day.

5. Like, for real.

6. Open your mind, yo.

7. Never.

8. Mad true.

9. Even animals love books.

10. Books: better than high fructose corn syrup.

11. “Again! Again!”

12. Knowledge is power…and protection against murder by cat.

13. He wrote Game of Thrones. ‘Nuff said.

14. DONKEY LIBRARY.

15. We all know the struggle.

And sometimes, the whole reading this is just hilarious when you really think about it.

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(via Distractify)

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