Unlike many here who have made many good friends through this forum, I have not made any. I guess it's easy to say I'm a loner wherever I go. They all seem to be cheerful, upbeat, smart, and very creative people! :D
But the actual books have been one of the best things that happened to me! I could experience places I hadn't been to yet, sympathize with the characters, enjoy the well written plots, and break codes! It really opened a lot of doors for me and made me feel not so out of place in the world. I'm glad I picked up the first book to begin with...
I hope you continue wherever you go Rachel, knowing that you have changed so many of us and helped us overcome our fears/worries, and helping us find ourselves through this amazing novels.