Each week, we’ll hear a new This I Believe essay - this week by Kristin Kelly. She teaches at Gainesville State College in Gainesville, Georgia, where the school sponsors This I Believe celebrations every fall and spring in which students volunteer to read their essays. Kristin Kelly fell in love with books as a child, reading used copies of classic literature her father kept in the family’s basement. Now an English professor, Kelly believes no price is too high when it comes to purchasing her own beloved books. She lives on a hill in northeast Georgia with her husband, son, daughter, and a hefty orange tomcat. She thanks her father for amassing a library that allowed her unlimited reading opportunities.
Click here to read a transcript and to listen to the audio of her This I Believe essay.