I've said it before, I'll say it again...I'm a reader.
Give me a good book and a comfy chair (optional - I can read ANYwhere) and you've lost me. Don't bother talking to me cos I won't hear you (just ask the LOML). Well, chances are I will hear you but just not when you are talking. I'll respond about 5 minutes later when my brain computes what you've said.
I've always been a reader. I remember being 6 or 7 years old and coming home from school after the mobile library had been (very small school - council library had a bus that would visit once a fortnight) with a PILE of books. All read within days and then re-read numerous times before the bus came again.
Back then my books of choice were horse-related. I loved horses. Eventually I got my own horse Bobby and that just fanned the passion even more - when I wasn't riding I was reading!
What do I read now? Magic. Wizards and witches and demons and elves and lots of mystical happenings. Now, even though I love reading magical fantasy novels, I don't go in for re-enactments or role-playing or computer games based on the books. I just like to read.
I also want to point out though that I've been reading 'magic' books (the book shops call them fantasy novels) LOOOONNNNGGG before Harry Potter came along and introduced a whole new generation to the escapism brought on by a good wizard fighting evil powers that want to take over the world.
Back to my story.....
The first book that turned me from horses to wands was this one.....
|The book that started it all. This is the 'New Revised Edition' I was given for my 16th birthday - I also have the original version of my first read.....|
Because...... I can escape and be taken on an adventure even though I know the outcome. I must admit I do read fast, very fast, and because of this I tend to skip sentences, sometimes paragraphs. So by re-reading, I tend to pick up those missed bits ('wow, never read that bit before!'). I also love the characters and the storylines and the adventures......I love it all!
Right now I'm reading this one......