Her: "Right now I'm borrowing this book; I just started it. It's called The Bloody Chamber--it's supposed to be a twist on fairy tales, but they're kinda dark and violent. "
Me: "Well, the original fairy tales were kind of dark and violent…"
Her: "Yeah, but I guess these are a bit more extreme. I've always liked dark things."
Me: "So, why do you like reading?"
Her: "I like it as an escape, you know, and also it gives you a different perspective on things, opens up new ideas."