Remember that time you had a question about hermit crabs and your mom told you to look it up. And when she said "look it up" she meant in the encyclopedia?
Some of you are now asking yourselves, "What is she talking about? What is an en-cy-clo-ped-i-a?" I'm sorry for you. Here, I'll show you a picture of one.
I always think Zach is so weird because he only wants to read for information. He only wants to read non-ficton books. And as a writer of fiction, this alarms me a little. But looking back through the years, my favorite things to read have always been non-fiction as well.
I remember one summer when I was really young, maybe too young to even read, Dad gave all us kids a topic to do a research paper on. (Am I remembering this right guys?) My topic was the solar system. Well, we all hoofed it downstairs to the shelf where the encyclopedias were kept. We all ran our fingers along the spines until we found the letter that corresponded to the topic we had. And then of course we had to pull the book off the shelf and turn through the pages until we found what we needed. It was like a treasure hunt.
But don't you miss those heavy, old, dusty encyclopedias?