I LOVE reading. I love sitting down with a new book, or in the middle of a current one, and submerging myself in the layers of angst and lust and dialogue and inner monologue. Just everything about a book “talks back” to me. That’s why I’ve named myself The Sassy Bookista as the books I read…talk back. Don’t you worry about a thing, I can hold my own. I grew up riding horses-Dressage and Eventing. I might even say it was my niche and would have done it for the rest of my life. I rode my ass off and was pretty good…ask my mom(I’m Sassy remember)! After I met my husband, on-line, and I know your thinking OMG he could’ve been a serial killer or stalker-but this was in 1999 before all the on-line hoopla(we met in a chat room-do they even have those anymore?!) So I was saying, after I met my husband I had a riding accident. Things were rough for quite a while. Then I saw the sun again when Joe and I met first Evan in 2003 and then Emma in 2005. I still have some residual issues from my fall but Joe is my rock and those 2 kids couldn’t ask for a better dad. They get me through it. Reading also gets me through it…it’s someone else’s issues needing solved or heart needed mended. It’s a perfect getaway!