It makes me sad when I hear people proudly say, "I don't read." To me, they might as well be saying, "I don't breathe."
Books have always been a huge part of my life...and not just because it's one of the only activities you can do by yourself in public without getting arrested or on You Tube or both.
So, just a brief "Thanks" to all the writers of fiction, non-fiction and comics who've made my life better...and check 'em out:
Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Harper Lee, Harlan Ellison, David McCullough, Stephen Ambrose, Jasper Fforde, Peter David, Geoff Johns, Warren Ellis, Mark Millar, Mario Puzo, Bill Mauldin, Brad Meltzer, Jack Kirby, Gail Simone...and many, many more.