I am shocked and deeply honored to get the news that I'm at the top of the Library Reads List for July. As a person who not only spent much of his young life in libraries, and owe so much to the encouragement and support of librarians (starting at Tilden Elementary, where, while I was in second grade, they helped me prepare a lecture on the "Dinosaurs of North America"), this means so, so much. Thank you, libraries and librarians -- you were already in my heart, and I was already in your debt.