I was always mocked because I considered reading the best way to escape from a hard day or a bad place. I used to read during my math classes ( that was probably a mistake and the reason I am not an engineer now); I used to read while my mother begged me to study chemistry, or just learn how to play handball, basketball or how to swim.
Growing up in the countryside limited my experience with different types of activities most children do, so instead of going to playgrounds and play tennis, volleyball or other sports and games, I became a bookworm. My grandfather opened a window towards fantastic territories with the stories he used to tell me even before I learned how to read. But when I learned the alphabet and how to connect the letters, I became amazed at all the places I could visit and all the things I could do while holding a book in my hands.