I have always loved to read. I think that my love probably became an obsession pretty early on, when I read the Little House on the Prairie series. I read them all constantly, then I moved on to all the other books that branched off from that series. I moved on to Goosebumps (much to my mom's dismay) and oh how I loved R.L Stine! I read every Goosebumps book I could get my hands on. I also enjoyed the Dear America series.
My love of books moved on and I fell in love with Jean Craighead George, Gary Paulsen, and Lois Lowry. I read Where the Red Fern Grows so many times I had to buy a new copy.
Although I will forever love the books from my childhood I moved up in my reading as I grew up (as we all do, I suppose). I started reading James Patterson, Dean Koontz, and Stephen King. I love the Left Behind series, the Harry Potter series, and the Twilight Saga. When I started using an e-reader I expanded my reading list. I have now been enjoying romances, paranormal fiction of all kinds, Young Adult fiction, dystopian novels, and any thrillers I can get my hands on.
It is pretty obvious that reading is a true passion for me. I also always wanted to write. I would have all these stories rolling around in my head, sit down at a computer or some paper, and just go blank. I have never been able to put what sounds so amazing in my head down on paper. That is something that, for now, I have put away.
It was after my latest writing attempt that I realized that I could still reach people. There are so many book lovers out there. Look around a little and you will find book bloggers every where. I figured I might as well add my voice. I started my blog by just reading and reviewing books I already owned or had won in contests. I also started networking and joining sites like Book Blogs and a great group of Newbie bloggers, and just recently Ever After PR. Now I have a list of books from authors that I am working on reviewing.
Just because I can't write my own books doesn't mean that I cannot write about the great books I read. Now I can still share my thoughts, and books I love, with other readers out there. I hope I can grow my blog and work with new authors. I have really enjoyed the books that I have received from first time authors. They need their voice heard, and I love being a part of making that happen(even if, for now, I am a very small part).
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