Friday, June 24, 2011

Book Blogger Hop, June 24 – 27, 2011

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books. It is a great way of discovering new blogs and meeting fellow book bloggers, talking about books and authors, and sharing our love for literature.

 Book Blogger Hop

This week’s question is: When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?

MY ANSWER:

I can’t really answer that, because I just didn’t realise that at any particular time. Reading has been an important part of my life as long as I can remember.

None of my family members are avid readers, but I have always been encouraged to read. My maternal grandmother taught me to read before I went to pre-school and I have been reading ever since.

I have a minor heart condition, so I wasn’t able to spend as much time running around as other kids, and we had no TV when I was a child (thanks God for that), so reading was my salvation from boredom, and it has been my passion ever since.

I used to read more up until the end of high school than I do now, and I almost quit during my university years (I don’t count required reading and studying as actual reading), but I picked it up after I finished university.

So, there has been no big revelation about reading being my passion for me, it has just always been something I have enjoyed.  

8 comments:

  1. My youngest learned how to read this year. I realized how important books had become in my life in 1999. Come see what happened.

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  2. Hmm, I like your bookshelf!
    My family is similar - they read, but not extensively...more like 6-10 books a year or so each.

    Thanks for visiting :)
    Dee, hopping from e-Volving Books

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  3. When did I first realize I loved reading? I wish I could prove a pre-natal predilection towards books but my memories don’t stretch back quite that far.

    The earliest memories I can recall involved books. First having them read to me then reading them on my own the minute I had the ability.

    Books have been a major part of my life ever since. My passion for the written word knowing no bounds, I started writing books on top of reading them about ten years ago.

    Want to know what my favorite childhood book was? Hop on over to my blog and find out: http://www.howardsherman.net

    Howard Sherman, Implementor
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  4. New follower here!

    I am the same reading has always been around me and have always loved it, it is my addiction!

    Suzanne @ Under the Covers

    My Hop

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  5. That's awesome that you've enjoyed reading for such a long time! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm now following yours!

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  6. Stopping by from the Book Blogger Hop. I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
    www.pedanticphooka.com

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  7. I think so far everyone's answer has been about the same - we don't remember because reading has always been a big part of our lives! I think that kind of shows how important reading to kids is.

    Happy Blog Hop :-)

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  8. I wish I could say reading has always been important to me, but it's still been very important for most of my life. Not having a TV sure is the best way to get kids to turn to books for entertainment, but a great author can do it just as well. And, that is what it took for me.

    Just returning the favor. Great blog you have here!

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