Here is the page where you tell us something about yourself and your love of genre fiction, what started you off and anything else that you'd like to mention. For myself, I've been a science fiction/fantasy reader since I was about 8 years old and have had about two unusually intense SF&F reading phases previous to the one I'm going through now. One was between the ages of about 11-14 and another between 18-22. The rest of the time I read SF&F with some slight consistency at best, but mostly sporadically. Since mid-2013, I've been on another unusually intense SF&F phase where I'm catching up on many of the authors I missed out on post-2000 + attempting to re-read many old favourites and sample all those classic authors I never got around to.