Becoming a Reader
I was never much of a reader until I was nine years old. Then I had a birthday party and a friend got me a set of Judy Blume books for my present. At the time, it was not the gift I was most excited about as anything school related, including reading, was more of a chore for me then a pleasurable activity. Then one rainy afternoon, I decided to give Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great a try and I was hooked! I read all of the other books by Judy Blume and then quickly branched out to other authors. I always had my nose in a book and it became my escape from reality. I pushed myself harder and took Advanced Placement English my senior year of high school. My love of reading and eventually, writing lead to my passion for History, then my career in Technical Writing, and now writing for fun as a way to let out my emotions and to create the stories I would like to read. So, I owe my start to a set of Judy Blume books I received as a birthday present.