As told to Chloe Williams for Inverse
Originally it was dinosaurs, of course.
I remember when the novel of Jurassic Park first came out. I was just getting into reading novels then, and I was just absolutely enthralled.
Later, I was fortunate enough to travel to the Galápagos Islands when I was in the sixth grade. I was blown away by the diversity of creatures, and by Darwin's writings. Because that really got me into reading Charles Darwin for the first time.