suggested we post to introduce ourselves, so here I am. While I enjoy reading, I am not known to *always* have a book in my hand, but no one would find it surprising or weird, either. A few reading facts:
1. Growing up I read a lot of books like Cam Jansen
, Ramona Quimby
books, Babysitters Club
and that series with the twins who solve mysteries. They had titles like Marshmallow Masquerade
. I also liked young adult books where the teenage girl finds love, etc. I guess I was a very typical chick. :) I have never read a Sweet Valley High
book, for some reason.
2. In my 20s (I'm 31 now), my commute to work was mostly over an hour each way. I also took several long road trips. This is what got me started on audio books. I love audio books and consider them a fun treat while driving. Audio book pet peeves: readers who have an annoying voice, scratches or messed up tapes to ruin part of the book, no warning before the end of the CD, and once I even read an abridged book (I didn't realize) that had another voice
for parts of it to tie sections together. It was ridiculous. :P
3. I can't read in the car or I'll get carsick. I can read in planes, though.
4. Aside from some of the Cam Jansen books that I read a bunch as a 3-5th grader, the book I've read the most times through is This Time of Darkness
by H. M. Hoover. I obviously recommend it.
5. It wasn't until summer of 2004 when I was first introduced to the world of Christian fiction. For some reason I had only a passing knowledge that such books existed, and I assumed they were all very corny. Some are, but I've still managed to read a bunch over the past 4 years. Thanks again to trozzort
for introducing me. :) My first Christian fiction book? The Princess
by Lori Wick. I liked it.
6. I really enjoy mysteries and am always interested in recommendations for suspense/mystery writers (Christian and non) who don't get too gory. I can't handle that.
A final note: if you can try and remember to tag your entries, I think that would be great! Especially when you're discussing a particular author. I'm terrible at this, though. :)