Every summer I have the pleasure to perform magic shows in many libraries in different counties throughout Florida. I am proud of the libraries and how they work hard to bring many activities to the kids, from reading nights, movies, special live events, magicians, etc. Every year the library system has a theme, and this year, 2012, is Dream Big – Read! When the librarians started contacting me to book the shows, the slogan “Dream Big – Read!" caught my attention because I'm often asked by kids and adults at the shows how I learned magic. And here is the answer: by READING. Since I was a little boy, like other kids my age, I was fascinated by the power of magic. I dreamed of being a magician some day. At that time, there was no Internet, and many magicians did not want to teach their secrets. Others were very expensive. I decided to learn magic on my own… by reading books. I spent many days and hours after school and during school vacations reading books and creating my own tricks with all the material that I had in our home. I could not wait to buy my next book to read about magic and how to make tricks. This passion for magic did not last just a few days. This passion was forever.