I'm going to be rambling a bit this evening, so escape while you still have a chance.
I've always been a fan of reading, and I thank my parents for bringing me up a book lover, because I see people who don't read and they live in greyscale. And if I didn't read, I wouldn't have written that 10 page story in fifth grade, (Which one? you ask) and I wouldn't be writing a book.
I used to go to the library and pick up interesting books from the shelf, with names like "Warriors" and "Roman Mysteries". Both are series I still read, from several years ago. I used to look at the MG rack and find books called The Black Stallion and Varjak Paw and Worldweavers (highly recommend for teens and kids both) and things with dragons and even some good ol' fashioned "I'm a messed up tween" books, even though I've always been partial to fantasy.
Then of course I moved on to the YA shelves, and once again picked up books according to what looked interesting, and came home with stacks. The only two differences between before and after: 1)I was reading YA not MG 2)I was big enough to carry more books.
I picked up writing somewhere along the way, first in notebooks, then I got down to business and started typing. I found out about inkpop.com through my HarperTeen emails.
And then I discovered some reading and writing groups online, and joined.
And then came blogger and following other readers like myself. (And winning contests)
And here we are, at Riv Reads.
I used to pick up whatever looked interesting. If it weren't for this bloggy bunch of awesome
Peace and Love,
PS: Reading a book for my review on Tuesday and LOVIN it. Remember to avoid the STEEL!
Current Mood: Hungry
Current Music: Shut Up by Simple Plan
Goodreads: Warriors Roman Mysteries Black Stallion Varjak Paw Worldweavers