"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.
All books should come shipped like this.
A bit of brown paper and a post card (complete with handwritten thank you note).
Also, my copy of Astonish Me arrived today from Harvard Book Store.
It's been a very Boston sort of day for book deliveries.