Kate and I named our blog Stacks Exceed Life Expectancy because our to-read list so many books that we know we will never be able to read them all. Literacy has always been important in our family. It was our mother who taught us to never leave the house without a book. She once came to visit me for a weekend and brought 8 books with her, you know so she had options. I believe she read through half of them while she was here. I thing about our parents is that when ever they aren’t doing something, they are reading. When they get up in the morning and before they go to bed. They even bring a book with them to the bar. So it shouldn’t be all that surprising that our house is filled with books. They are literally everywhere. When I was home last month to visit, I did a snapchat tour of my Mom’s books. Her books monopolize our family room, with some in the kitchen and on the stairs. Now these are not all of her books. Only a taste. Maybe next time I go home, I’ll do a tour of our dad’s.