I have always loved stories, but from an early age I struggled with reading. I was lucky enough to have a Mum who loved stories with me and read to me. She even did the voices in everything ranging from Harry Potter series to The Lord of the Rings series.
I would buy a book, start it and never finish it. I can’t say how many children’s books I have that have never seen the light of day. Hopefully one day they will.
At 16 I bought Twilight and New Moon after seeing the movie. I showed my Mum who I knew would roll her eyes at me, which of course she did, saying “You’ll never finish them, but give it a go.” This was an ‘inside joke’ between us as that scenario had happened many times before. However that was it – I have always had a book ‘on the go’ ever since.