Hey, I am Gabriela, originally from California, but have been living in TN longer. I have always LOVED stories and as a child had a huge collection of Disney cassettes where the stories were read to you. When it was time to turn the page, you would hear the chime. Ok, so admittedly, I was a lazy lover of stories. I loved to have them read to me. In school, comprehension of literature and the components of a story were very clear to me. I was great at English and literature! But still very lazy, I never read for pleasure! While being assigned books, I did have love affairs with the likes of “Little Women, “Romeo & Juliet” and “Of Mice & Men”. But those reading encounters were always was very short lived.
When I became a mother, I began to desire a creative escape. I had been a disciplined studier of the bible, but never read for simple pleasure. That all changed when I saw the Harry Potter movies. I was hooked by that story and I began to inhale that series! I had never stayed up late to read a book and at that stage of my life it was GREAT! That began my desire to read for simple enjoyment.
I love the arts; books, theater dance, movies and music! I have been a dancer for a majority of my life, love movies and am married to a musician. I find creativity an integral part of life. Books make me see how, big, great and lovely this world is. I read as much as I can and I have begun to share my love of reading with my family. The library is one of our favorite places to go.
This blog is just a way to share my love of great stories. In sharing my thoughts and reviews, my hope is to help you find some favorite stories of your own!