My name is Belle, I am 45 years old, have been married almost 25 years. I have 3 daughters, and 2 grandkids whom I adore. I am very nerdy and have always loved reading. I read growing up in school, but never really understood then how it would incorporate itself in my everyday life. As a child I loved reading the Chronicles of Narnia series, and as a teenager I loved reading Horror books like IT, I especially loved historical romance novels, westerns, autobiographies, biographies, etc,. Although I never went to college after High School, I was reading at a college level when I was in the 9th grade. One of my greatest accomplishments was helping edit my oldest sisters essays before she turned them in to her college professor. I would read them over and rewrite them to make them sound much more articulated which is something that I definitely owed to all of that reading I did. One of my other accomplishments is the amount of books I have. In 1997 I found out I was pregnant with my first child and I started buying books before she was born. I still have those books in my children's library that my grandkids now have access to. As my children grew, I bought so many books from beginner, to chapter books, and then young adults, followed by what I call my side of the library where I have my collection of books. My husband has asked me repeatedly to get rid of them but I can't...they have become such a part of my life that I can't part ways with them. Each book I purchased contains a sentimental value that just can't be replaced...and I still read them to this day.