My first thought was, no way am I actually talking about first love. Thanks to facebook, all my “secret first loves” are a bit too close for comfort. I am not nearly as brave as a fellow blogger who expertly outlined crush after crush….in detail.
Maybe I can talk about first love once removed…as I watch my kids go through their first love and cringe. So far so good, but I won’t talk about them- that is far from fair. Just because I mine their lives for article fodder, does not mean I can just spill their love secrets on my blog. Even slightly disguised, that would not be right.
boring, but I fehttp://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=secrabousecr-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000QBF742&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrel like I dodged that bullet! :)
Inside, Outside, Upside Down was one of my very first favorites
“mama, mama I’m going to town, inside, outside upside down”….think that line was prophetic! I have certainly been on a bumpy ride.
Watership Down totally captured my imagination, read and reread it throughout junior high…and other times…
Great Gatsby and then Zelda’s biography…and then a stream of other biographies….
Gulping down book series, picking up books outside my comfort zone and then falling in love all over again…
or not. There have been books I have physically thrown, either they scared me to death, or I was so mad at how it ended.
Using books as my first love isn’t really cheating, this lasting love of mine is the epitome of true love. The phases of love; initial chemistry, physical attraction, deep emotional attachment. I go through all those stages with books…yes, even physical attraction- I am not sold on ebooks, I like the experience of flipping pages and carrying books, in fact, I get practically giddy at library book sales.
There is often a dark side to love too. Now that I am a full-time freelancer, I experience book lust, all my writer friends with their publishing contracts.. book deals…me, with my rejection pile growing….but all’s well, my love is strong.