A few years ag I would never have imagined that I would be writing a blog. In fact, I hardly knew what a blog was! It was a mere twelve years ago that I set up my email address and became familiar with the delights of the internet – now, here we are and I’m writing an introduction to me and my blog, Fantastic Books.
I have always been a reader of all types of books. When I was younger, historical fiction was my genre of choice, but as the years have passed and circumstances changed, my reading choices have broadened. The classics of my pre-family years changed to the easy-reading of Catherine Cookson and Jilly Cooper when my four children came along; now that they have grown and have children of their own, the world is my oyster as far as reading is concerned.
For many years, I was a teacher, first of teenagers, then Infant age children. During this time, I was lucky enough to teach English – this was largely before the Literacy Strategy was introduced in this country (England). I really was lucky, because it meant that I could plan and deliver my lessons without outside interference; for me, this meant that the majority of my lessons were literature based. What pleasure it gave me when, several years ago, an old pupil commented that my lessons had set her on a reading journey that was still continuing. I hope that my teaching instilled a love of books in many others, too.
Since retirement nearly eight years ago, I’ve been able to read even more and have begun to review many of the books I read. So, I thought, how about trying out this blogging thing? Maybe I can still interest others in the joy reading by sharing some of the wonderful books that I’ve come across.
Happy Reading to one and all!