I love to read. I haven't always loved to read, but I would say about 10 years ago I really developed a love of reading. It is my crack and Borders is my dealer. Just sayin.
Anyway, it is rare that a book comes along that absolutley stops me in my tracks. I just finished a book entitled Goddess of the Sea by P.C. Cast. You may recognize her name because she wrote the "House of Night" series (which I will be reading after I finish this series). It's not some spiritual, self-help book, but it did affect my life. It's a novel. A fantasy-romance novel at that. But there was something about this story that I just needed at the very moment I read it. It centers it's story around a woman (in the Air Force of all things) who trades places with the mythical mermaid, Undine. Some of you already know this, but as a child, after watching "The Little Mermaid" (my favorite Disney Princess movie) all I wanted to do and all I would dream about was trading places with a mermaid. Every time we went to the beach I would wait on the edge of the tide for a mermaid to pop out of the water and grant my wish. It never happened, of course. But this book is like my childhood dream personified and developed into a story that surpassed my wish. It's a powerful love story with enough passion to make you go blind. This book may not do the same thing for anyone else that it did for me, but it literally breathed new life into my relationship (at least on my end of things) and recharged my battery, so to speak. It was, as I said, exactly what I needed and I will read this book over and over again. There are more books in this author's "Goddess" series and I am very excited to read them all! Yay for reading!