Mom Fondly Recalls How Much She Used To Love Sitting Outside Reading
By Manuel McRobotface
BERKELEY, CA—Struggling to process a new situation in the midst of a busy, unspoken conversation, local mother Lori Helvey recalled Thursday how much she used to love sitting outside reading. “It’s really strange how much this little thing we call a book has stuck with me all these years,” the 63-year-old said, trying to process a change in the direction of her reading, a situation in which she had grown accustomed to sitting at her kitchen table to produce a book. “I first started reading when I was a little girl, and after that I fell in love with a newspaper called the San Francisco Examiner, which is a weekly feature on the Richmond News-Dispatch, and then I got married and bought a house. Back then, I was quite a busy person, but I’ve been reading at least a dozen books a year, if not more. This is all just so strange, I don’t know what’s going on. I know I’m not saying this to be a big deal, but I really do.” At press time, Helvey had moved on from her novel and was reading a couple of her favorite books, including The Bonfire and The Prophet.