I love to read. There were periods in my life when I read less, periods when I read more. There were times I could not put the book down even if it meant I would be tired the next day. If you are a reader, you know exactly what I mean.
Nowadays, I belong to several ebook sites that send daily emails of reduced ebooks for sale or even free books. I try to get as many free books as I can, but there are those occasional (okay frequent) books that get my attention and I end up purchasing them. Thankfully they mostly cost $2.00 and change so that's not too bad. Sometimes I put a moratorium on books "no more books until I read all I have on my tablet" and then someone does a review of a book that looks fascinating and then, of course, you know the rest of that story.
I just a few days ago finished a book In the Quiet by Eliza Henry Jones. It is based in Australia and usually books out of the country are not my usual reading, but this sounded like an interesting plot so I purchased it. The story is written in first person with the person narrating who is dead, but she sees her family, friends, etc., coping with her dead over a period of time, plus she relates incidents from her past in the book. It was well written and I enjoyed it a lot. Thought provoking at times too.
What got me though at the end of the book it had the usual credits and acknowledgements that books do and had a little bit about the author. She was born in 1990. That made her as of this year (whenever her birthday) 26 years old. Son was born in 1989.
She wrote this really well written book sometime before she was 26 years old (book published in 2015). Whether she self published or not, she got a book published in her 20's. I don't know statistics, but I wonder how often that occurs.
And that's when I realized how old I am.
I don't really know the ages of some of the authors I read. I know there are some that are older than me like Danielle Steele (don't judge me, she's a quick easy read and as a mom with young kids you could read her books and still keep an eye on your toddler, preschooler, etc., and still keep up with the plot) and Elizabeth Berg and Anna Quindlen.
How did I get old so quick?
Do you wonder that too?
Have you read a good book lately? (I'm almost afraid to ask that question because it might be one more that I'll have to add to my ever growing "to be read" stack.")