I used to be an avid book reader. Any spare moment was spend with a book. Particularly the weekends and holidays. Vacations spend on the beach were perfect for reading. I do not read that much anymore, as lot of my spare time is spend blogging and writing instead. These days I mostly like being read to by the Irishman. He has an amazing voice. There is nothing that I love more than hearing it late at night, when the world is still, just before I fall asleep.
My favorite authors of all time are a duo, who write suspense novels; Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I will never forget how I found their first book, by a sheer coincidence. It was a paperback on a sale about 14 years ago in a bookstore at a mall in North Carolina. I think it was the big poster that caught my attention, advertising for the upcoming movie that was based on this book, "The Relic". The title and the link to the supernatural stirred my curiosity and so I bought it. I think I read in in a course of couple of days, which is VERY unusual for me. I loved it! More than any book ever before. Very quickly I learned that their new book was out already, a sequel to their first, entitled "Reliquary" and so I bought it in hardcover this time around.
Today I own all their books (except the newest one) in hardcover. The first book I still only have in paperback - but in some way the paper cover, bearing signs of use brings me back in time and reminds me of a moment of discovery. That fleeting second in time when we make encounter with a new very best friend. Even if it is just a book.