I have made – and lost – many friends in the books I have read.
 
I am an avid reader. This portrait shows my favorite time of day, when I get lost in stories. I have lived so many lives thanks to books. From reading The Hardy Boys at 8 years old (and changing the pronouns from he to she) to my discovery of Stephen King when I was 14, from Anne Rice to Justin Cronin, from Elizabeth Kustova, Philip Pullman to Audrey Niffenegger and Donna Tartt; I love a thick book that captivates. 
 
(I realise the light is competely overexposed, but this was the shot, so I’m just going to roll with it!)