When I was younger I read as much as I could. I always wanted to go to Crown Books(anybody remember that?) and spend my tooth fairy money. One day my mom took me there an a huge crowd was forming around a table. I asked my mom if we could see what was going on and she agreed. There was a book signing for Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. My mom told me that if I wanted to spend my own money on this book I was welcome to. This book had so many experiences I could relate to. From getting in trouble at school to playing in my backyard. Over the years I kept reading but this book will always be one of my favorites. I know it is not a 500 page novel but sometimes the shortest books have the most meaning. The story taught me many life lessons. When I bought Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse I was so proud of myself. Little did I know this was opening the door even further to my love for reading and imagination. Even though I do not read as much as I would like anymore I think that it one of the most important things a person can do with their time.