I have all my life been had some sort of book-worm with a deep fascination of words sd if they had a distinct hold on me which could not let go with an unearthly grip!
my mum loves to tell the tale of when meeting a friend in liverpool she left me reading a book and came back hrs later to find i had not moved and was still totally enthralled in what i was reading!
This love affair continued with me reading well before starting school and basically this was when I was at my happiest,as I could be lost in my world of books and did not have to worry about social contact as I made friends through my reading of words and what more could I possibly want!!
I must admit I struggled through my school years , not quite fitting in always an outsider never the popular one that everyone rushes to like a roaring fire and although I loved my company I realised something was wrong and after quite a lot of upheavals diagnosed with Aspergers .at least this explained my obsessions with books and difficulties with people.
I still enjoy reading today but mainly do it through a shared reading scheme brought about by the reader organisation where we read the books together so can discuss the sadness happiness and all in between which affects all our lives