So I was in 3rd grade before I really learned how to read. I had a not-so-nice first grade teacher that would laugh at me in reading group. At least that is how my first grade brain remembers it. My second grade teacher wasn't so hot either. Anyway, once I started becoming better at reading, I loved losing myself in a good book. First I recall loving The Boxcar Children, Then it was Judy Bloom books like Blubber and Are you there God, It's me, Margaret. Then in high school I moved on to V.C. Andrews and the Flowers in the Attic Series and Danille Steel books. Later years started my fascination with all things by Anne Rice, especially her vampire series Interview With A Vampire. One of my favorite series followed. I resisted at first, thinking it to be written for children, but then I saw the first 2 movies and was hooked. I had to get my hands on Harry Potter! I managed to read 3 of those books in a matter of days. In other words, I love nothing more than losing myself in a good book. I become one with the book. I want nothing but to READ the book! I'm sure that this says more about my personality than I care to admit ;) lol.
A good book is like a love affair. You feel the desire, the happiness, the loss of sleep just to be with your lover or thinking about your lover when you are seperated. The verge of obssession. You feel their pain and your heart races when danger nears them. It's exhilerating and I mourn it's loss when the story ends. I've spent the weekend reading the series below which you can find here.
I am in love with these books and Edward Cullen. I finished the first book today. I'm off to start the second one.