I don’t really know where I’m going with this, or who is going to read it. I just thought I’d start off with why I love books. Ever since I was little, I thought reading was the coolest thing. I was always a bit ahead for my age and grade, and would pretty much read whatever I could get my hands on. Some of my favorites were The Magic Tree House, The BFG, and Nancy Drew. When I was in second or third grade, I read Harry Potter for the first time, and I absolutely loved it! My best friend Ashlyn and I would play at recess with our wands every day. I read Harry Potter over and over again. It introduced me into the world of middle grade fantasy. Soon after, I got into Fablehaven, Percy Jackson, James Dashner novels, and many more. I was a very shy kid, and I didn’t have a ton of friends. I switched schools in 5th grade, and having to start over and make all new friends was so scary. I loved the escape that came with reading. To me it was the best feeling in the world to immerse yourself in an adventure happening in your head and forget everything around you. The best books were the ones that I couldn’t keep myself from reading what was on the next page before I got to it. Up to this day, Harry Potter is still one of my favorite novels and I thrive off of the escape that reading gives me. I get a similar feeling from writing. It’s so nice to empty my head of thoughts that I’ve always carried with me, kind of like Dumbldore’s pensieve.
Like I said before, I don’t really know where I’m going with this or if anyone will even read it. Either way, I think it will be good for me to have a creative outlet and write about things that I love. Thanks for reading!