May 16, 2012
Not that I can recall. And if I did, it's been well over a decade.
I enjoy reading fiction the most, but am open to non-fiction if it keeps my attention.
At the moment, I have been reading a lot of Young Adult novels, as a way to check out my "competition" in the market. However, it's not necessarily my favorite genre. I don't particularly have a favorite genre. I just love a great story with highly developed characters you can relate to and become attached to. Though, there is something that's very intriguing to me about the supernatural world forging with life as we know it today, raising questions as to whether there's possibilities of events or beings existing without our knowledge.
My favorite book is any book I can read from cover-to-cover. Throughout my childhood, I had a very difficult time reading, whether it was a school assignment or for fun. My reading comprehension was nearly non-existent, having needed to read a paragraph five times (or more) before the words stuck. It made me feel terribly about myself, and turned me off from reading altogether. Until, that is, Dan Brown came around and wrote a little book called "The DaVinci Code" that ended up sparking my interest because of the subject matter. While I was reading it, I was amazed at how well his words "stuck" for me, and my self-confidence slowly began to rebuild itself. After I finished his book, I went on to read his other novels since I felt comfortable with his writing style, and it's been a positive domino effect ever since. While I still struggle at times, every book I finish serves as a trophy of personal accomplishment.
I am a rookie novelist, picking up the hobby to escape the stresses of being a stay at home mother. I enjoy reading great stories, and hope that others will enjoy mine.