My first post. I'm not here to review or even to post my impressions about a particular book today, I'm just here to introduce myself. First and foremost I consider myself a reader. I'm a curious reader and that curiosity has led me to discover and love different types of genres and authors.
Reading romance is one of the joys in my life. I always say it's not a luxury, it's a necessity --well, it is for me. I haven't been able to go a week without reading at least one Category Romance, if not a full length novel, since I was 10 years old and read my first one. My brothers call it a vice -- I say, if I'm going to have a vice, could I have picked a better one? I don't think so. For me, there's nothing like that wonderful feeling I get when reading the struggle two people go through to reach that happy ending. I never get tired of going along for the ride as they get those first butterflies in the stomach, the sexual tension and hot moments, and the down and dirty, nitty gritty stuff it takes to get to know one another. It's all about the love.
Of course, I enjoy more than Romance, although I won't deny if there's a healthy mix of it with my Science Fiction, Fantasy, Suspense or Mystery, I'll take it too! But yes, I do love a good fantasy book that will take me away into another world, or a science fiction story that will have me traveling the galaxies and meeting unique and fantastically creepy characters. I can't start a good mystery during the work week because I won't stop until I'm done and I find out "who-done-it," and I will chew up my nails while reading a good suspense.
I always wondered where this vice of mine would lead me. Would I need a ten step program to help me quit? Could I do it cold turkey? I've never found out. I'm one of those addicts that hasn't attempted to quit once -- yes a true addict, a happy one too. So, where has it led me? I've rocketed through galaxies, discovered new frontiers, fallen in love and lust countless times, met the most amazing people and I'm still searching for more. I'm insatiable.
We'll chat some more another time about reading, romance, galaxies and addiction. In the meantime, for reviews you can always find me hanging with Brie at Musings of a Bibliophile. See you there!