Let me just clear up that my mom loves to read and she has always loved that I love to read. The only reason she said that in the library so many years ago was that she was so angry with me and was at a loss. I had just pushed her too far. In a normal state of mind, she'd never try to prevent anyone, especially a teenager, from reading. However, I was such a pain in the ass back then that I rarely gave her the chance to be in a normal state of mind.