Hi I’m Jacqui and I’m definitely a book dragon not a worm! I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember. I still have vivid memories of my Mum reading to me when I was a child, and as soon as I could read I was picking up whatever I found, and excitedly ploughing my way through it.
My real turning point though came at school, when faced with exam texts I was forced to read George Orwell’s 1984. I couldn’t believe my luck, finally something we had to read that I loved. I still have my school copy, the pages are all loose and falling out, and there’s scribbles in the margins, but I’d never let it go.
Now I spend half my life trying to decide what to read next. My mountainous “to read” pile grows and grows and my wish list gets longer by the day. When I do eventually sit down to read, I am often joined by my cute but slightly mad Jack Russell Alfie, who loves to be read to, unless of course it’s a book about cats!
Here, I am admin on our book club group The Cwts @ Reading Addicts, and since I was made redundant in the summer, I have also started writing the odd blog and running For Reading Addicts Instagram and Twitter pages. Come and give us a like, it’ll make me smile.