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