I’m Laura J and I love to read.
Well, it hasn’t always been that way. Thanks to an overzealous teacher back in third grade, who made us only read non-fiction historical or biographies, my reading experience was pretty much nil. Fortunately, a good friend of mine told me about a book she thought I should try. That book was Mary Janice Davidson‘s Undead and Unwed. I’m sad to admit, but it took me about three months to finish the book. By the time I finished, though, I was grabbing up all her other books and lots of others. I was hooked on reading again. A dream come true for my mom whose second home my entire life was the public library.
I love reading contemporary romances, erotic romances, and some cozy mysteries. I definitely want a “happily ever after” in the books I read. I also love my books to have some comedy in them. I don’t like heavy suspense at all. I can get that from the evening news. I have read a couple of historicals, but don’t really care for them.
When I’m not reading I’m busy transporting three active kids here, there, and everywhere. Of course, I usually have a book in the car with me, which annoys the heck out my oldest child. I am also married to a pretty fantastic guy who puts up with a lot of, “I’ll start supper just as soon as I finish this chapter.” I was a clog dancer for about six and a half years and during breaks we would read and discuss books. I’m a pre-school gymnastics instructor, swimming instructor, lifeguard, and manage a concession stand. That sounds like a lot, but it’s all at the same place. I also am the photographer for our local parks department. I also volunteer with a parade for one of the country’s largest festivals and I volunteer with our church to set up a stage where our preschoolers get their bible lessons.