Crimson Chronicle Reporter
In this day and age many people don’t enjoy reading. Many books can be read online or on audiobooks, with easier access. Yet SAS junior Devon Frazeur is always seen with a new book in hand. She reads book a day and has read around 400 books.
“They pile up. I have one bookshelf, ” said Devon “I just have stacks and stacks of books that are on the floor.” Her collection started when she had read the book The Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer , after that she had looked into more books which caused her collection to grow.
Her reasoning for collecting books is for not only reading but to admire them as well as annotating. The collection doesn’t stay untouched though, she’ll go back and reread the books or lend them to her friends. Another reason she’s decided to collect so many books is for comfort, she finds books as her way of escapism and to look at the books reminds her of that feeling.
With every vivid reader they’re bound to have a favorite book. Devon’s favorite book is The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab, “It’s amazing, it’s the most beautiful book ever read,” said Devon. Two recommendations that Devon would give to people who want to get back into reading would be Vicious by V. E. Schwab and A Short History of The Girl Next Door by Jared Reck. She also believes that people don’t enjoy reading because they haven’t found a book that they’ve wanted to read, that there’s a book/genre out there for everyone and that they have to find it.