Every Friday, Jennifer from Crazy For Books sets up the Book Blogger Hop. It’s “a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!”
This week’s question is: “When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?”
Books, reading, and writing have been pretty much a vital part of my life since forever. And reading voraciously has always been my useless mutant super power. So when I had a realization about reading, it was more along the lines of shock and horror that there were people out there who didn’t give one fig about reading one way or another and still others who loathed it.
Personally, I don’t think there has ever been a time in my life when I felt less than completely enamoured by reading. As a small child I was always being read to and when I was around 3 or 4, I began to teach myself how to read so I wouldn’t have to go without books when my parents were doing other things.
My family was –and has been– mostly supportive although there were times when I was younger where one or more of them would get a bit annoyed or baffled by how hard it was to get me to stop reading. Or by the fact that I literally could not hear anything when I was reading because I tended to get pretty much engulfed in whatever story I was on.
I am not quite the reader as I was as a kid or even as a teen in that it isn’t as easy for me to get lost in a book most of the time, but I still am in love with reading and always will be.
When did you realize you loved to read? Feel free to link me to your post in a comment, and I’ll check it out.