Hi my name is Loribelle and I am hopelessly addicted to literature. In my head I can hear you say “Welcome Loribelle.” I know crusaders aren’t supposed to reveal their weaknesses, but I just couldn’t help myself. I fear this will be a lifelong addiction. There is no hope for me as I sit in a room surrounded by books. No, I am not in a library just my apartment which may at times look like a library. My addiction is sprawled out for all to see. Eeek, what is this crusader to do? If you haven’t figured out my complete satire of this situation, let me please let you in on the joke!
I have been reading my whole life. I could read before I even started Kindergarten. I don’t say this to be boastful; I am just letting you in on when my addiction to literature began. One of my sisters is 10 years older than I am. So when I was little, we would spend hours reading. She and my mother taught me, with great patience, how to read from an early age. My mom would work with me to make sure I pronounced each word correctly. I am so grateful they gave me that precious time to develop a life long love of reading. I would look forward to Wednesday’s because that was the night my mom would take my sister and me to the library in town. I was ridiculously proud of my library card! What 6 year old wouldn’t be right? I devoured my elementary school’s library with passion as well. I remember getting an achievement at the end of the year for checking out and reading the most books. The prize was a $25 gift card to a bookstore in my town; it was as good as gold to me! My reading took me on so many adventures!
I have read some of the great classics in literature and some mindless reads. I will admit I am a sucker for a good romance novel. I enjoy the work of Sandra Brown, Lisa Jackson and Karen Slaughter; the list is endless really. I don’t think I could ever count the number of books I have read. I have favourites and books that I have read multiple times and will keep going back to. I will also fully admit my guilt in reading some series that people will think makes me a nerd. I have read the complete Harry Potter Series, The Twilight books (before they became well known), the Hunger Games Trilogy and most recently the 50 Shades of Grey series. Some series are better than others but literature in general is what you make of it. There are so many books out there that the world is literally at your fingertips. You can make your literary adventures what ever you want them to be. I think this is one addiction that I will be okay with. As long as there are books being published this crusader will be happy. So tell me my friends, what books should I read next? I will gladly take suggestions as my need for literature is still sucking me back in! Read on my friends, read on!