***************************It might be a different story for me, no one I knew liked to read, no family members, no friends and growing up I always got the “Why do you read”? question.
I’m glad I was never one of those who wanted to “fit in” otherwise I might have given up reading a long time ago.
I really don’t know how I started reading since it wasn’t exactly encouraged by anyone in particular, I do remember however as a child taking my first trip to the library with my class, I was probably 5 or 6, and I took my first bunch of books with me, I was so proud because i had all these grown up books with me, I’m not sure how it went from there, but I must have begged my parents to take me more to the library and I guess from then on I became a real book junkie.
Even now I’m the one person who loves to read, people still don’t understand why I love it so much and I have just accepted that. Reading isn’t something I can ever imagine giving up on, it is such a big part of who I am that it would literally be like loosing a part of myself. I always used to wonder as a child why was I the only one who liked reading, why the people around me weren’t supportive? but I think it only helped me grow and find that this was something I had to take upon myself to pursue because I genuinely loved it.
I remember reading a lot of Christopher Pike back in the day and I was obsessed with these ghost stories as a child and lots of point horror. It’s funny how even to this day I go to that very library, I think of it almost as a second home due to being so at ease there because I’ve grown up going there, so I guess you could say I discovered books through myself 🙂
‘So I say Thank You For The Books…’ is a new weekly feature and where each week
someone, blogger or author, tells us who or what inspired their love of reading
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Thanks for the post Aly, awww I can just imagine how cute you were back then with your big stack of books!
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