Hi, I’m Eleanor and I’m a Bibliomaniac.
From the Greek, biblio (book) and mania (madness or frenzy), a bibliophile is a lover of books. As writers, many of us do.
I became a little bookworm at a young age. If you flip through a picture album you would routinely see a book in my hands or someone reading one to me. The presence of books was the same with music. I have been surrounded by books and music my entire life.
Someone asked me recently how many books I owned to which I responded, “You know, I just stopped counting after 800.” Seriously. Movers are always shocked. Books were a means of escape during my less than desirable childhood. Writing and singing music were ways I could express my feelings. Escape and Express: Oh, how precious these two abilities came to be to me. Later, it became something more, I began to see how much I truly loved writing and I knew from a young age that I wanted “to grow up so I could write books.”
What do books and writing mean to you? Where and when did you all discover your passions?