There is a fair amount of irony in me giving advice about reading because it wasn’t until my mid-twenties that I actually read a book cover to cover. In school, I never read any assigned reading. Which caused me to fail some classes. And I was special-ed until the end of middle school because my reading ability kept me behind my peers. But, today I’m almost never seen without a book. I read at least a few books a month. You can’t have a conversation with me without getting a book recommendation. I’m known as an avid reader by family, friends, and colleagues.