I can’t properly express in words how much I enjoy reading. Some of my earliest memories are of going to the library with my mom to take out books – my favorites at the time were about Howard the Duck, which I was disappointed to learn later in life have NOTHING to do with that wretched movie by the same name. When I was in elementary school, she and I would go to the little bookstore in town and I would beg for dozens of new books to read. I was usually limited to three or so, and I would start reading them the second I got home, usually flying through one in a day. My favorites were The Babysitters Club series and pretty much anything by Christopher Pike (Remember Me and The Midnight Club remain two of my all-time favorite books to this day).
As an adult, my favorite author is Joshilyn Jackson – she writes what might be classified as Southern fiction, and since the culture of the South always piqued my interest, I find myself lost in her stories. I highly recommend any of her books as they are all truly amazing reads. They are the kinds of books that you can’t put down even though it’s one o’clock in the morning and you have to get up for work the next day. You just have to keep reading because you care about the characters and need to know that they’re OK.
I’m currently trying to get through some more classical literature. I tried reading Anna Karenina last year, but it was on my iPad and I think that’s why I had trouble getting into it (I’m a purist – I like the smell and feel of real books!). I’m working my way through some of the books that I know I read in high school but don’t remember (Night, Animal Farm, To Kill a Mockingbird, etc.) along with whatever else catches my eye.
As I write reviews, I’ll try to remember to link them on this page.