My reading level is at a dangerous low and it is affecting my everyday life. I have spent a lot of time in the real world these last couple of weeks, and I am sure I don't need to tell you that it has not been a good one for a lot of people. Different people have different coping mechanisms and mine is to read. I like taking a few minutes when life gets crazy to go to another world and forget about the crappy parts here for a while. When I don't get to do that, I get cranky and stuck in my own head.