I started reading when I was about three, a little over three. My father felt it was best if we did our own reading. He said he had too many things he wanted to read himself to waste his time reading to us. He said, “You want to read? Learn to read.” He said, “Hell, you learn to walk at two years. You can certainly learn to read at three.” And so we all did. We all learned to read very early. And he helped us by seeing to it that we had plenty of things to read. In those days people moved a lot. And very often people left their whole libraries. You must understand — anybody living today, or the day of television or radio and stuff — that in those days there wasn’t any such thing. Reading was what you did, that’s how you found out things.