It has been a long time since I last buried my head under a good book, for hours and hours. I think it was a year ago. Or more.
You see, I love reading. And I found love in English reading back in my secondary years. Before that it was just Ahadiat Akashah or Kisah Pengembaraan 5 Sekawan or.. Doraemon!
But it was after this first English novel that I fell in love with the beauty of English.
Like Sweet Valley novels, Stephanie (Full House) is a book series with different story in each book. So you can imagine how I would pester my mum to get a new one, once I have finished reading the previous one. I was so addicted to it, that my mum decided to get the whole series in bulk! She would keep them in her room, and handed me with a new book each month if I do behave well. What a way to bribe me kan! Hehe. But being the cheeky me, I could not wait. So I would sneak into her room, opened her closet, and indulged myself in the pool of Stephanie books happily! (Aydein, I will keep my eyes on you, so don't even dream of doing this! No means no ok!) :P
Since then, my love for English novels keeps growing and what started with an innocent teenage novel, blossomed into more serious, adult romance novels like those written by Judith McNaught.
McNaught's pieces are brilliant. However they are more to heavy reading and I wanted something light, something for me to just relax and laugh my head off. That's when I stumbled upon this.
Since then, I found love in chic lits and I got so addicted, that I started getting all of Sophie Kinsella's stand-alone novels!
I have yet to complete her Shopaholic series though, but I plan to!
And recently, I have just finished reading her latest novel, Twenties Girl.
And as expected, this one is simply addictive and brilliant, like all of her other gems. I was so hooked with the book, I even found time to read it while I ate, worked and breastfed Aydein! It's true, where there's a will, there's a way. :)
Kinsella's Remember Me? has been lying untouched on my dressing table for days now. My cue to find time to finish another of her gem? You bet!