I been in love with books since before I knew how to read. Something from my childhood that I will never forget is that I would always ask my mother to read to me. In kindergarten I would bring home a different Clifford the Big Red Dog book home everyday and beg her to read it to me as many times as I could get away with. That's where it all started, and it has only gotten worse since.
My favorite place to read or write is...
I don't have a set place to read or write. I love to read while sitting or lying on my bed, but if I have some free time and a book on me then I could be just about anywhere and lose myself to the pages. The same goes for writing. I try to keep at least some blank paper or a notebook on me now so that wherever I go I can jot down some dialogue or a scene that pops into my head. I have recently discovered that my classrooms are also good places for inspiration.
What is your favorite word and why?
I don't have a favorite word off the top of my head, but if I were to pick the first word that came to me it would be fantasy. There is a lot that goes into just the one word. It is a genre, it is an idea or thought, it can be a place. It can be anything. To me Fantasy is the place that I go to when I want to escape from something or just when I want to write or pick up a new book.
I dwell in
Virginia, but I vacation in Fantasy
My favorite writers are
I'm not really sure if I have favorites. Almost every book that I read for pleasure I fall in love with so I can't say who my favorite writer would be.
My favorite books are
My favorite books follow along the same lines as my favorite writers. There are so many writers out there that I haven't read and some writers that I have that to pick a few and classify them as my favorite would seem unfair and completelyo untrue.
I am a(n)
Avid reader, aspiring writer
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I guess you could say I "cheat". I'm a book reviewer, so I *have* to read that many books (between 4 and 6 a week for my various clients). I pretty much blow past the 30 books in about 40 days. LOL.
I get most of the books that I read straight from the publishers. I read them, review them, then pass them on to my public library, African American Resource Center, Jail Ministry, etc. so others can enjoy them.
I buy books, too, because I don't like to ask for things I'll just put on my shelf for my own use (I also write features for magazines and I'm in a writer's pool for two book companies). I guess that's just a matter of ethics with me.
There are SO many ways for others to get their books for this event!! The easiest would be to go to a library or bookstore and throw yourself at a librarian or bookstore and plead ignorance, LOL. What most people don't know is that librarians and bookstore people, it's their JOB to help you find a book you'll love. They'll ask you what you like to do, where you live, what you do for work, where your interests lie - they'll tease the info from you, so don't be nervous. They'll recommend books that *they* like, or that someone they know loved. They might even be able to turn you on to a book group, which is FILLED with people who are excited about books!
My best advice is to get excited about reading. I think we've all (unfortunately) been led to believe that reading is "boring", but nothing can be further from the truth.