I changed this up a little still the same idea but a little different. I thought it would be fun to share some fun facts about me. Each week will be a theme of fun facts. Some will be lists and others will be a paragraph or two and some might be just pictures. Thought this would be something fun to share so you can find out a little more about the person behind the blog.
How it all started..
I am sure you have heard this story before and if not well I hope you enjoy it. How it all started isn’t about how I was born because just thinking about how that happened totally grosses me out and now I want to wash my brain with bleach….
Anyway 😉 I have always been a reader, when I was younger I used to read the Point Horror books and my mom would take me to the bookstore and told me to get one book, three books later, I was set for the week. I loved to read them and they were so scary. As I got older I started to move away from reading because of BOYS!! When I turned 18 I found a Virginia Henley book in my moms draw and asked if it would be ok to read it. This was my first Historical Romance and good lord I wasn’t expecting SEX! I found myself completely addicted to reading them and would spend hours in the book store reading back covers and always coming home with 2 new books to devour before coming back the next weekend. My friends father worked for a bindery company that trimmed books, sometimes when the books where being cut one or two of them would have an off cut or something would be wrong with them and they couldn’t be sent to stores so her father would bring them home for me. I would go every weekend to her house and rummage through the boxes and sometimes just take the entire box. I honestly wish I could remember half the books I read, they were all types of Historical Romance. I then found the Wheel of Time series and was now completely hooked on Fantasy books. At some point in my life I stopped read, I don’t know why or would read a book and it would take me months to finish, if at all. Then Harry Potter happened and I was completely hooked again, reading all the books and waiting for the last two to come out. It really gave me a new look at reading, it was like a refresh to my younger self. At some point as the years went on I found Goodreads but never really did anything with it until 2012 when I really started reading again. I found out that I really enjoyed Middle Grade and Young Adult books more than the adult book. I was over the moon that I finally found something I can enjoy and started to devour books again. I made a Pinterest Board called ’cause reading is better than real life but a friend was so against the cause that I changed it to Because, just for her, lol. I wasn’t really writing reviews just rating books and reading other peoples reviews thinking, I wish I was a good writer, this looks like something I would like to do.
Then on January 2nd 2013 I got a message from an Author asking if I would read and review her book, she would give me the book for free. WHAT, FREE!!!! I couldn’t say no and prayed I liked the book. I actually really enjoyed it and wrote a somewhat, ok sounding review. I was totally hooked, stepping outside my comfort zone I was ready to write even if it wasn’t good. I loved writing reviews, since I was reading the book anyway why not. A friend of mine, a teacher, introduced me to Netgalley but I realized you need a blog to get books (at least that was what I thought, thank goodness, I thought that) So without any research, I just jumped in, I always wanted a blog and I had tried another time for the kids but it never really worked out for me. So here I had a format already done and I just need to set it up. So at the end of Jan and beginning of Feb 2013, Because Reading is better than real life was born. (now you know where the name came from). This has been one hell of a journey and as for my writing, you can tell it’s still not that great but trust me, it’s a lot better. February 1st will be 3 years for Because Reading and I couldn’t be more proud of what I created. It has introduced me to a wonderful community, awesome friends and a world of books. I am so happy that I took that step and I am forever grateful for the books I have read and the authors who have created these amazing stories. So this is how is all started.
Tell me how did this all start for you?