I am just an individual who has a passion for books. They are the gateway of another world, another dimension. They are the greatest gift for any person because a room without books is like a body without a soul
The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
If people ever look down upon you for crying for fictional characters, you should give them a gentle, pitying look and feel bad for them. If they’ve never cried for a fictional character, then they’ve never loved one (and what a joy that is). If they’ve never cried at a book, a movie, a piece of music, then they’ve missed one of the great pleasures life has to offer. Just because fiction does not contain things that are real, doesn’t mean it doesn’t contain truth and we find it through the alchemy of our tears.