It was a story of adventure and family, of fear and adversity - the Canadian children's book, The Secret World of OG. I still have my battered up copy, with masking tape keeping the cover intact, the rough pages worn and creased. As a child, my dad and I would read it together - one chapter a night. I think it was my favourite book, simply because of those shared moments.
Books are still my greatest love. Reading them, writing them, and dreaming about becoming a novelist...books fuel my passion.
To anyone whose ideal day is curling up with a good book -
who spends more money in a bookstore than anywhere else -
and who watched Beauty and the Beast as a child, and fantasized about that library...
This post is for you.