Marla enjoys reading all types of books. When she's reading, she can escape into a different world. She can become a mountain climber, a pilot flying high in the sky or a famous actress. Books allow her to do things that she can't do in her normal life. Marla has been in a wheel chair since she was five years old. She was injured in an accident and hasn't been able to walk ever since. Books give her legs to walk with and see a world that she can't experience first hand. Marla wants to become a writer one day. She hopes that she can be as good a writer as many of her favorite authors.
进一步介绍''...as ...as...'' 的用法：
1. 在前几课咱们曾介绍 ''...as + 形容词∕副词 + as one can∕as possible''（表 ''尽可能地……''）。
例: You should study as hard as you can.
相同地 副词 和
You should be as quiet as possible.
相同地 形容词 和
2. 其实常态的 ''...as ...as...'' 用法如下：
a.主句有 be 动词时，第二个 as（副词连词）引导的副词从句主语后亦应置 be 动词。
例: Mary is as beautiful as you (are).（are可省掉）
b. 主句有一般助动词（can,will,may 等），第二个 as 引导的副词从句主语后亦应置有相同的助动词。
例: In my view, you can sing as well as she (can).（can 可省掉）
c. 主句有一般动词，第二个 as 引导的副词从句主语后按动词时态及主语人称别离置 do、does 或 did。
例: John studies as hard as I study.（×，动词study 重复）
→ John studies as hard as I (do).（○，do 可省掉）
3. 主句与副词从句的时态不用时，从句的be 动词或助动词就不行省掉。
例: John studies as hard as I studied ten years ago.（×，动词studied重复）
→ John studies as hard as I did ten years ago.（○，did 与之前主句的现在时studies 时态不同，故不宜省掉）
同理: Mary is as beautiful as you were when you were her age. (○)
You can sing as well as I could when I was young. (○)
4. be as 形容词 + a / an + 奇数名词 + as + 主语 + (be)
例: Mary is as a beautiful girl as you. (×)
理由:第一个 as 是副词，表 ''相同地''，故应先置形容词 beautiful 于 as之后供 as 润饰，再接冠词 a 及奇数名词 girl。
故: Mary is as beautiful a girl as you. (○)
This is as interesting a novel as that one. (○)
即：They are as beautiful girls as you. (×，girls 是复数名词)
→ Those girls are as beautiful as you. (○)
This is as beautiful music as that. (×，music 是不行数名词)
→ This music is as beautiful as that. (○)
b. 数量值如''many + 复数名词''、''much + 不行数名词''、''few + 复数名词''、''little + 不行数名词'' 仍可与 ''as... as'' 并用，即：
I have as many things to do as you.
I don't have as much money as you (do),but I'm far happier than you.
I make as little money as 3,000 RMB per month, but I'm quite satisfied.
我每个月挣的钱才曲曲 3 千人民币，不过我却很满意了。
I have as few friends as David because we are both introverted.
5. 本课最终一句即采用了上述第 4 点的句型：
She hopes that she can be as good a writer as many of her favorite authors.