"A thirteen-year-old is a kaleidoscope of different personalities, if not in most ways a mere figment of her own imagination. At that age, what and who you are depends largely on what book you happen to be reading at the moment.”
While not 13 anymore, the desire to read almost anything and everything in order to read for fun and for experience is still around. I'm currently working on my PhD in a physical science, but I love to read and books are one of my non-science hobbies.
I read a lot. It's fun. I'm also in a planetary science PhD program, so I balance my science with my reading. It makes it difficult to read science fiction sometimes, but most of the time reading is a great way to balance the long days in the lab.
I'm also a budding book collector, and am enjoying working on finding rare and signed editions, then reading them. Something personal from the author just make the physical book more special, though it's always the story and writing that really counts.
My post might be spotty in timing though I'm always lurking. Sometimes balancing the beginning of grad school takes time away from writing about what I am reading. However, I'm always happy to chat so comment and message me away.