It was 1995 when I was introduced to the 1st book, "Wizard's First Rule", of the Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind. That started the epic adventure of Richard, Kahlan, Zedd and many characters I really have become fond of through the years.
I know I sound overly dramatic but I've read other books and Mr. Goodkind is the first I have come upon whose books aren't hard to get into. I mean with other books it's usually read-visualize-imagine then read-visualize-imagine ... ... but with the Sword of Truth series I literally could picture the words I was reading. It was as if I was watching a movie.
Today, I finished the last book, Confessor, of the series. I actually feel sad. I know its a bit corny but in a way, I felt as if I was really a part of the epic journey and not just a reader. I hope someday, I come across another book or series that will allow my imagination to fly again.
Have you ever had those nights where you lie in bed thinking about all the things that you wish you could change, and then decide that, "Hey, starting tomorrow it'll be a whole new me"? You convince yourself that you'll learn to have a positive outlook, be content with what you have, learn to appreciate small things and be grateful for everything... and then before you realize it, it's the end of another day and you're exactly the same as yesterday.
That's been happening to me a lot of nights lately... I'm just glad that we all get sunrises everymorning... hey, maybe this will be the day.