Reading is my passion. Although I love the feel of a book in my hand and the ability to turn its pages, I enjoy even more the talent and imagination of others. Tolkien was some of the first I've ever read, I also enjoy the works of his friend, C S Lewis. I enjoy the HP series by Rowling (I have only devoured all six books within the last year, as I came to the series very late) and O'Brian's Aubrey and Maturin novels. I am an avid anime and manga fan, enjoy playing the Final Fantasy series on the Playstation platforms, sketch every now and then, and play 'mom' to a seven-year-old Pomeranian and a three-year-old retired racing Greyhound.