... to be pulled out right before getting a beat down.
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I must not fear ...
As a little kid, I loved to read, and I mean really loved to read. It was my escape. I read everything available I wasn't supposed to, regularly sneaking books from the adult bookshelf. The Shining, Fear of Flying, you name it. If it was pop and pulp it was in my home and I read it. Thanks to reading The Exorcist under blankets with a flashlight, I didn't sleep the entire year of third grade. By the time I got to Dune, I was plowing through books by Jackie Collins and other smutty stuff, so it was a bit of a surprise how taken I was with this science-fiction universe, and soon read all the books published in the Frank Herbert series. When I found out there was a Dune movie, I was super jazzed. Yay!!