Welcome to Escapism Through Books! My name is Becky, and I'm a life-long reader.
I have always been fascinated with words and books, and learned to spell and read early. My parents used to spell words that they didn't want my brother or I to know they were talking about, like "Disney" or "cookies" or "beach", etc, and I thwarted their efforts at secrecy by learning to spell them so that I knew what they were talking about.
I was reading the newspaper by kindergarten, although sadly that's a habit I gave up long ago for fiction. I will read just about anything, but I have a love affair with Stephen King's books. I started reading them when I was somewhere around 9, as best as I can recall, and never looked back. I've read almost everything that he's ever written.
I'm really something of an equal opportunity reader - I'll read anything that strikes my fancy: Horror, Classics, Contemporary, Mysteries/Crime/Thrillers, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short-stories, Historical Fiction, Romance... Adult, YA, Childrens, whatever. I'll give anything a shot. I'm not a big fan of reading in verse, so poetry really isn't my thing, but I'm not above giving it a try either.