I was just thinking about this, and I don't know if anyone has ever started this thread. When I was growing up I was crazy about the Sweet Valley series by Francine Pascal . I started with the Sweet Valley Kids books, then progressed to Sweet Valley Twins and Friends -- including all the Magna, Super, Super Chiller and Unicorn Club Editions -- then eventually moved on to Sweet Valley High and Sweet Valley University. There was a big bookstore that rented out all these books, and I would rent one for every day of the week every single week :shame:. I was also nuts for the Enid Blyton books . Some of you may not know of her, but she was a British children's author who wrote about fairies and magic and stuff like that between the 1920s - 1950s. She wrote the Malory Towers and St. Clare's boarding school series, and also the Famous Five, Secret Seven, Mystery and Adventure series. My mom had all those books when she was a kid, and she passed them all down to me . And of course, I read all the fairytales -- Hans Christian Andersen, Brothers Grimm, Aesop's Fables -- and the classics -- Alexandre Dumas, Mark Twain, Jane Austen, etc. I still read all these books, and given my chance I'd go back to Francine Pascal and Enid Blyton (whose Malory Towers and St. Clare's books I'm in the process of collecting again) . Did I mention I'm 22? And now I'm in the Harry Potter craze . I own and have read every single book many times, and I'm dying for the last book to be launched . Because I loved to read so much, I would read everywhere -- at the dinner table, in the car, at school in between classes, and I've lost sleep over many books.