Reviewer, Fitness Buff, Shoe Addict, Domestic Goddess
Hello, hello! I’ll start by saying I HATE “introductions”… I feel like a geek. Anyways! That said, my name is Heather. I started reading, oh, in (approx) 2003-2004. I was at work and bored; ok, I know, my ex boss would be thrilled to hear that, right? BUT, I worked in childcare, ALL my kiddos were down for naps, I had my curriculum for the month done, and I had cleaned my classroom. There really wasn’t anything else for me to do.
I asked someone to cover me for a minute so I could run to my car where my daughter had left her copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I went back to the classroom and started reading it. Can I just say nap time flew by?!?!? I started the book just to have something to do, but found that I loved reading! When I was done with Harry Potter (not that same day), I ran to Target and grabbed a Nicholas Sparks book (dont remember which one) and read that. That became my routine from then on….I’d finish a book, run to Target at lunch and buy another! I’ve been a book junkie ever since!
While my preference runs toward the contemporary romance novels (Jill Shalvis, Debbie Macomber, etc.), I DO read other genres occasionally. I love ALL the Harry Potter books, the Twilight series, just finished my first “paranormal romance” book, and I also read the occasional thriller or historical fiction (you MUST read Cane River by Lalita Tademy).
And, that’s about it! Oh, well, I WILL add that I do NOT like ereaders. I am a paperback book fan/ I know the day will come when bookstores are non-existent, unless you count online bookstores and I’ll have no choice but to use them. I’m sure I will cry when that happens. As it is, one of my favorite authors released a Christmas novella only in ebook form, so I had to get the Kindle app for my iPhone so I could read the book. I do NOT like that I had to do that. Call me resistant to change, but some things are best left the way they were created (books = paper).