May 26th, 2005

melissa

Tag! I’m it!

*Gasp* Mary Stella tagged me!

Total number of books I own: Peeks over my shoulder to see if my hubby is around. OH, I don’t know, I’d guess 2000, maybe more. *Whispers* my dh swears I need to stop buying. I can’t possibly read all that own, but I tell him I’m addicted and he keeps buying them for me. I LOVE a good story!

Last Book I Bought: I bought “Jamie” by Lori Foster and “Oceans of Fire” by Christine Feehan a couple days ago.

Last Book I Read: *Grins* “Blood Kiss” by Mechele Armstrong which is slated for release from Loose ID in October! Great story!

Five Books That Mean A Lot To Me: Oh, wow. I have so many…

1. “Shanna” by Kathleen Woodiwiss. It was nearing the end of my senior year of high school when I was introduced to romance by a wonderful teacher, Kay Delawies.(Sp) At the time I was blind and she had personally taped “Too Kill a Mocking Bird” and “In Cold Blood,” for me to listen to. Two great stories.

I used to sit in her classroom while she ate her lunch and talk to her. She was battling cancer. Kay was the bravest person I’ve ever known.

Kay used to read to me. And one day she told me how much she loved to read romance. She told me how she loved to escape in a good romance with a happy ever after. Well, I was intrigued. I’d never heard of romance before. From that day forward, she read me Shannon on our lunch hours until the end of the year.

And I fell in love with a genre and started ordering what romances I could from the Library of Congress. At the time it was the only place you could get books on tape.

2. “Watchers” by Dean Knootz. It was the first book my
best friend Dana read to me. We were stationed in
Germany with our husbands (my ex) at the time. We loved to read and I couldn’t get books on tapes while out of the country.

3. “Savage Ecstasy Series” by Janelle
Taylor. Mercy…my mom gave me that series not long after I gained eye sight. It was the first stories I read. *Dreamy sigh*

4. “Annie’s Song” by Catherine Anderson. For me “Annie’s Song” touched me in a way that a book never had before it. People with disabilities are just as deserving as anyone else. And I know from personal experience that HEA’s do happen for people who are imperfect. Miracles do happen and dreams do come true.

5. Wow. Number five. Okay. I’m going to say, “Always to Remember” by Lorraine Heath. I wept. It is the only book I’ve ever read three times. I have a very rare visual disability—visual agnosis. It makes reading tiring. We look with our eyes, but we see with our brains, so I read a book once, on a rare occasion twice. *Grins* So, I have time to read all the other great ones!

I’m tagging Mechele Armstrong!