My name is Soph, and I'm addicted to reading.
It started when I was 2, and learned to read my favourite Spot book back to my mum. By the time I was 7, I'd read every book in the infants library. I read almost everything in the house before I hit puberty, including dreadfully inappropriate true crime books. I cannot remember a time when I didn't read everything in sight. I read the backs of shampoo bottles on the loo, if there's nothing else to hand. When I'm on holiday, I take more books than clothes (and I have been known to panic on holiday if I haven't enough books, and then find a second hand bookstore). I can spend HOURS in bookshops, and browsing Amazon. I am renowned in my family for giving books as gifts, whether people want them or not, and then nicking them back to read a few weeks later. I rarely lend my own books out, and it causes me PAIN to throw any away, however decrepit they may have become.
My friend Julie, over at Mama Owl is doing a #50Books2013 Challenge. "PAH", said I, "I read fifty books in a WEEK" (or somesuch hyperbole). But then I thought, actually, it would be nice to keep track of how many books I get through in a year, and what I think of them. I read bloody fast, and omnivorously. I own a generic e-reader thing, but prefer a printed book. I have a load of cash to blow on new books, from Christmas, and I'm not currently reading anything. Now seems a good point to start!
May the reading commence.