Hi, this is an intro post. =)
So let's see...I'm 24 years old, married, work a mundane job and my taste in books is kind of all over the map.
I discovered Animorphs when I was about 14 or 15. My friend had been trying to get me into them by quoting me the funny bits, but it didn't take. However, she went on a shopping trip and bought The Andalite Chronicles and one of the early books (I think #2, but I won't swear to it), and they got left at my house. I read TAC cover to cover in one sitting, after which I was so emotionally drained I could barely believe a book could have that much power--and I've been a voracious reader since I could
read. It's hands-down the most amazing book in the whole series, and one of the most amazing books I've ever read, period.
This being back in the days before the interwebs (well, not really, but before I had regular access to them), I wasn't as deeply into it as I wanted to be--I'd borrow my friend's books when I could, and would buy the odd one that I'd find in the bookstore, but up until about a year ago I only ever had/read about ten of the books. (I managed to find #54 but never read it; I wanted to eventually read all the others first.) It was at that point that I joined bookmooch.com
and while I was contemplating what I wanted to spend my points on, I either bought a new-to-me Animorphs book at a used bookstore, or pulled one out of my to-be-read pile of books, and a light went on--"I must have them all! I must read them!"
The closer I got to the end, the harder they were to track down (I'm sure you all know what I mean) and for the last few I actually broke down and paid money, lol, got them off eBay and Amazon. I was reading them all along, now I have them all and am reading my way to the end at about half a book per workday, lol (I get 2 15-minute breaks per workday and I spend them reading, plus whatever time I spend reading at night). I'm currently about halfway through #49.
I have some discussion topics I'd kind of like to bring up, but I'm going to refrain for the time being; I'm so ridiculously close to the end that if my questions are answered in the last book I'd really feel like an idiot. (Some things I've read make me think that they are going to be answered...the downside to the magical internet machine is that sometimes you can't help but read spoilers. I know who dies in the end and all.)
I've been lurking a bit, reading the comments on the series rereads. I'm sure I'll have something to say on the next one. =)
My husband keeps asking me what I'm going to do when I finally finish them. At this point I'm thinking a reread of TAC would be a nice, full-circle finish to the whole thing; it'd be my fifth time reading it and I don't often revisit books in full (I'll skim if I'm trying to remember a point but cover-to-cover is a bit daunting when I have so many NEW books to read). After that I'll probably need a shift in genre and move on to something else but I don't know what, I have a lot in the to-be-read pile to choose from. =)