Thanks for stopping by and checking out my new book review blog! I am very excited to share my love of books with you.
Like many readers, my love affair with the written word began as a child. There was nothing I loved more than reading Laura Ingalls Wilder and imaging life on the South Dakota prairie. I solved many a mystery with Meg Duncan and her best friend Kerry Carmody. And who didn’t read Nancy Drew or The Hardy Boys?! I also enjoyed Trixie Beldon and the Bobbsey Twins books. Hmm, I think I just dated myself in a big way ;-).
As a young teen, my older sister introduced me to romance novels. Because I was a tomboy, I was reluctant to read a looooove story, but she enticed me over to the darkside with a Harlequin Romance that featured an Olympic track star. That’s all it took for me fall in love with love. I preferred historical romances for a long time and to my surprise, not only did I fall in love alongside the heroine, but I also learned a great deal of history.
My early reading years have been a huge influence on the books I read today. I still love romances, but now I read just as many contemporary novels as I do historical. Mysteries often find their way into my massive to be read pile. I have discovered faith, hope and a greater understanding of God through inspirational fiction. And every once in a great while, a young adult book catches my interest.
What influenced your love of reading?