Thursday, August 23, 2007
Booking Through Thursday
Using a suggestion from Erin today:
When growing up did your family share your love of books? If so, did one person get you into reading? And, do you have any family-oriented memories with books and reading? (Family trips to bookstore, reading the same book as a sibling or parent, etc.)
As a little kid, I was already interested in books. Pictures grab me enough to want to read. But I don't recall anyone in my family reading books, not until I got a little older to notice it. I think it was my sisters who got me into reading romance genres back than. I remember my sisters was debating whether they should allow me to read "Whitney My Loves" by Judith McNaught. I guess they thought I was old enough to read it because they hand me the book and I started to read. I remember waking up in the morning and see my two older sisters reading a book in bed. So I would pick up a book and lay down with them and began to read. We would read as long as we can until we get a headaches. They influence me to expand my reading and to love my books. And that is what I did.
Although my parent did encourage me to read, they are not an avid reader like me. On some occasion, they will pick up a international newspapers or magazines and read them. Never a novel books. They use to tell me "get a book and read, it will help you to learn". They felt it was important because it would help me to learn my english better. I don't even recall if my grandparents ever read or if their sibling read. But I do recall my cousin reading books.
In the present day, my sisters read on occasion but they're not a avid reader like me. It seem they don't have time to read anymore. Not the way they use to. Back than we would take a trip to bookstores together and buy books. My last memory of us going to bookstores together was when I went to Suzanne Brockmann's book signing in New Orleans 4 years ago.
So now that leave only me in the family who still read. That as far as I know. And I'm proud to be reader *grin*. It is really interesting to see how different family members are from one another :)
What about you?
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