Reading was always a hobby of mine when I was a kid. My favorite series were The Babysitter's Club, Misty, & Goosebumps. I still have my old copies of Night of the Living Dummy, Say Cheese & Die!, Dawn Saves the Planet, & Mallory Hates Boys. I won't say I spent more time reading than I did playing outside because I was very much a tomboy who loved climbing trees and riding bikes, but I also loved the book fair and reading was one of my favorite past times.
In my teenage years I became less interested in reading books. Instead I collected magazines like Teen Beat, Bop, Seventeen & a few others. I ripped out posters of JTT, Andrew Keegan and TLC and stuck them all over my walls.
When I became an adult I decided to start reading again. I was fascinated with true crime novels and every 2 or 3 months I would read one. I still am interested in these real life horror stories, but I prefer watching murder mysteries, serial killer documentaries, shows like Snapped, and news articles I come across.
Then I found a love story named Twilight and I kinda, sorta fell in love. I'm 100% certain that if I were to read Twilight today I wouldn't enjoy it as much as I did 5 years ago. I have too many other stories to compare it to now and my taste in paranormal reading has changed since then. But I have to give credit where credit is due. I have Meyers to thank for leading me to authors like Jeaniene Frost, Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris & JR Ward. Within a month of reading Twilight I was devouring the Anita Blake series and then immediately after it was Sookie Stackhouse. I never would have imagined that I would be so into vampires, werewolves, demons, fae, etc.
So what about you? What sparked your reading bug?