I am and have always been a huge reader, like my mother. I have an enormous collection of books that I read again and again, as the mood strikes me. My mother and I, and a few people I know, have the ability to look past the words (they disappear) and see the events in the book as if they were happening on TV. If I'm left alone I can devour a standard novel in about 5-6 hours, and a longer book in about a day. Reading is the ultimate escape for me, as it takes me away from pain and stress. While I was 9 months pregnant and home on maternity leave, I went to the library and borrowed the Harry Potter series (books 1-4 at that time) that I had heard so much about. I stayed in bed and read all four in less than a week. I didn't want to leave that universe. I have several series that I love to dive into sometimes. My favorite two are both written by Anne McCaffrey: the Dragonriders Of Pern series, and the Talents series, which is comprised of two series that tie together (the Pegasus books and the Rowan books). I hate e-books, because they kill my eyes, and I'll never get into books on tape because I never really go anywhere. So, the bound-paper book will always be a huge part of my life, and it saddens me that less people feel that way anymore... :sad:
Are you kidding? A sex goddess with a brain? What could be sexier?
I'm reading Eldest right now. I loved Eragon, but I would probably compare them to The Lord Of the Rings, because the style is incredibly similar.