Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sweet 15 - then I read....


Shanna by Kathleen Woodwiss. I read my first romance novel at 15. Before that I was read sci-fi and fantasy. Jules Verne, Issac Asimov, Ayn Rand, Ursula Le Guin, and Arthur C. Clarke, ect. But that one rainy summer afternoon I was left with nothing and a bike ride to the library was out of the question. So I swiped this book off my Mom's night-stand. Thinking the book taboo I read in my room and since I was RIVETED I did not come out of my room for 2 days - it was over 600 pages (except for meals). At some point my Mom swung the door open and I hid the book under the covers. My Mom said, "Elizabeth, what are you doing?" I sheepishly showed her the book and she said....wait for it....."Oh, Thank God! I thought you were in here doing drugs."


So despite the torn cover I'm keeping this on the shelf. Great book and a great memory to remember.

3 comments:

marianne said...

You got that book from Mom???? I didn't know that part of the story.

Liz said...

Yep, I did. So the romance writer thing is all her fault.

Liz said...

Yep, I did. So the romance writer thing is all her fault.