Then I picked Spies up for the first time and everything changed. I settled down to read the first part of the novel we'd been told to read and found myself flying past that point in no time, completely immersed in this book that had opened up a world which I'd shunned for such a long time. I loved that book and it's safe to say I flew through the whole thing in no time (and then flicked back through it again numerous times through out my time studying it). It showed me just how powerful books can be and opened up a whole new world of reading as an adult. I spent my time professing my love of the book to anyone who would listen and felt like it was something personal when my mum didn't share my enthusiasm of the novel, that's how much I'd connected with it.
Since that day I've not stopped reading for pleasure. I may not be the worlds quickest reader but nothing beats the pleasure of a good story and I love getting lost in a whole new world.
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one." - George R.R. Martin. I couldn't have put it better myself!
What book holds a special place in your heart? Let me know below. Oh and if you're after a new read I really can't recommend Spies enough, you should check it out!