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Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book

So many of my classmates think I’m a bit weird, because I’m always reading, because I love to read. They think it’s a waste of time. They also think I’m a total nerd because I get good grades and because I love to learn. I wonder if they’ll still think the same think in just over a year when they’ve failed their GCSEs and I’m starting my A-Levels?

I just love reading. I love curling up on my window seat, in the sun, with music playing and a good book. Usually Harry the cat sprawled out next to me

My mum loved to read, and so does Jade Rachel, and they gave their love of reading to me. They always read to me when I was little and I was reading by the time I was 4 or so. It was love at first read, or something like that.
I love all the places a book can transport you to, all the different worlds you can explore, all the different lives you can live. You can be anyone – a heroine, a damsel in distress, a warrior, an elf, a witch, a vampire, a werewolf. You can be in the past, the present, the future, London, Paris, New York, outer space, under water.
It’s an escape – I had a horrible few years when my mum died and I was really unhappy. Reading gave me something to do and I started reading the books that she loved and it made me feel close to her.

What’s the old saying? Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book

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Welcome to my life

I thought an introduction would be a really good place to start – it’s how we start when we meet new people, after all.

“Hi, I’m Regan” and it goes from there.

But then I started thinking about it and it all got very complicated. How much do I say? What are you interested in knowing? Where’s the line between saying too much and saying just enough to keep you interested in reading more, in wanting to get to know me?

Throw in the fact I’m a teenager. I’m sure you know – or at least remember – how difficult it is being 15. How much everything changes. Do I really know myself well enough to tell you about me?

I guess I can try.

I’m Regan, I’m 15. I’m a fairly typical Gemini. I live in London with my step-mum, her girlfriend and my baby brother. I spend every weekend with my Dad and his boyfriend. I have a complicated family (ask me and I’ll probably tell you all about it!) but I love them to pieces and will defend them to the death.

I go to Battersea Technology College, and am taking my GCSEs next year.
I hope to go on to college and university, and plan on studying Anthropology and Sociology at the University Of Aberdeen.

I love, as you can probably guess by the subject of this site, reading. I’m nearly always found with my nose in a book. I especially love adventure, chick-lit and urban fantasy.
When I’m not reading I love listening to music, dancing, cheerleading, martial arts, gymnastics, knitting, football (Chelsea FC!), baking, and – as dorky as it sounds – wordsearches.

Does that work as an introduction for you?