Thank you, Ray Bradbury, for opening my eyes to the world where science fiction meets good literature.
Thank you, Michael Crichton, for guiding me into the realm of grown-up books with a healthy dose of science and imagination.
Thank you, Kate Chopin, for showing me flawed, yet strong, female characters.
Thank you, Meg Cabot, for helping me through those awkward teenage years and then those awkward college years and now these awkward twenties...
And thank you, Stephen King, for stealing away so many hours of sleep.