Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy For Books.
This week's question:
Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?
For the longest time, I have wanted to own a time machine. I often joke about it--how I have all the pieces in the basement but have no idea how to put it together. I guess this is why I love to read historic fiction. I can pick up a book and slip into the Civil War, breathe the life of heroes in WWII, or understand the adventure and horrors of trying to make this once rough and tumble country what it is today. But more exciting than reading it, is writing my own stories--going wherever I want with whatever characters I create. It is the best job/pastime in the world. :)
Follow My Blog Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkee.
This Week's Question:
What makes up your non-human family??What? You mean, besides the cast of characters than run rampant in my head? ;) Nothing but a lousy beta fish. I don't even like fish. I'm quite scared of them, to be honest. When I was young, I went fishing with my father. I caught a fish and was so excited, but I soon realized that everyone else at that fishing hole had caught the same fish. I reeled it in, as did everyone else, but the fish was being pulled apart from countless hooks. It was disgusting. I was repulsed--horrified. It was a nightmare that I can remember so clearly to this day.
PS: The fish's name is Nemo. My kids love him. Mostly.