As a result of my own lack of confidence in my reading ability I was not great at spelling and am now so very greatful for spell check. I admire those who write so eloquently and believe they must have a great love of books that has helped to shape their rich language.
My mum is a good reader as is my husband, and sisters in law (actually there are quite a few great readers in my extended family but I am not one of them) secretly I envy them and their ability to read such long books. I remember one Christmas not too long ago I was completely stunned when one of my sister in laws was able to read a book she had just been given all the while participating in various conversations going on in the room (which by the way I have trouble keeping up with one conversation when the extended family is all together let alone more than one! And to read would I need silence if I didn't want to get distracted and have to read the same sentance over and over several times).
It is difficult for me to be so open and share this about myself but I do so in the hope that my story may in some small way help someone else.
Ps. Know any good books I can try? :D