A cliche goes: “Show me who your friends are and I’ll tell you what you are.” Another cliche: “You are what you eat.” Can a person really be defined based on his habits and associations? If so, then it is also true that we are what we read.
I always thought that what we read reflects our current interests. That’s why we outgrow some kind of books. As we grow older — and, theoretically, more mature — our taste in reading material changes.
On the other hand, our books of choice may reflect the direction that we wish to take in life. Take my kids, for instance. For the past year, Sam had been firm in her decision to become a professional photographer. Alex, on the other hand, wants to be a multimedia artist. I have already introduced her to Jonas Diego‘s blog and she has discovered the First Academy of Computer Arts. So, what books did they buy on our last trip to the bookstore?