At the beginning of 2008, I made one resolution. I was going to read more stories. I always wanted to have at least one work of fiction or a biography/memoir going. Pat me on the back, because I was successful.
With every visit to an online or virtual bookstore, I am overwhelmed with all that I want to read. Even so, giving up some reading time to novels was worth every turn of the page. And what captures me in these books is not story, but characters. Good characters stick with you even when you set the book down. I have met characters that I wanted to love, hate, harm, protect, and just hang out with.