I really enjoy reading. I always have and I probably always will. I was one of those children who sat near the classroom at recess and read a book. While other kids were playing tether ball I was traveling toward the Misty Mountain, exploring Watership Down, and experiencing other interesting places.
One of the things that makes a book enjoyable, in my opinion, is its degree of challenge. No, I don't mean that it's so boring to read it's a challenge to get through the entire thing. I mean that the book challenges me to continually be looking up new words to learn their meanings and pronunciations. I guess I just like words.
I just finished reading The Thorn Birds, which I really enjoyed. It's kind of an epic story, not unlike Gone With the Wind. Anyway, this book had me looking up words on nearly every page. I really enjoyed it because I learned some great new words. Want to see some of them? Sure you do!