If you're reading this blog, it's probably because you're a reader. Which is also the reason I became a writer—I love to read and want to share my own stories with others. This week on Romance Writers Weekly, we're discussing our favourite books as a child or young adult.
If you joined me from Jenna Da Sie, welcome!
I started reading at a fairly early age. Not dramatically early, but by the time I was in Grade Two I was devouring Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins and the Hardy Boys. Very shortly after that I moved on to Anne of Green Gables, which still holds a very special place in my heart. The other series that really influenced me as a child was Lord of the Rings. I'm pretty sure I read that around Grade 5 or 6 at the latest, and I still remember how enthralled I was by the world Tolkien built!
Looking at those books, you might be wondering how I ended up writing romance. Well, when I ponder these series, it is the personal relationships I remember best. Gilbert was my first book boyfriend. If Anne hadn't come to her senses, I was ready to step in!! And who can forget the love between Arwen and Aragorn? Even the non-romantic connections were what drew me to these characters—Anne and Matthew, Frodo and Sam. To me, stories are about people. That's what makes them memorable, and that's what I want to share with my readers.
What stories from your childhood have stuck with you? Be sure to share in the comments! And then hop on over to visit S. C. Mitchell
and see what stories he holds dear!