I am so pleased to be doing a so I say thank you post on Vicki and Lynsey’s blog as I have wanted to do one for ages. When they emailed me to talk about their Summer Lovin feature I thought it was finally time to do one because I started my blog last summer and I always associate the summer time with reading as I always I have loads of time over the summer holidays when I get loads of reading done.
Probably the first people I have to thank for my love of books are my parents. My mum has always been a bit of a reader and a lot of my old children’s books I own are ones that were hers when she was small. Even though when I was small my family didn’t have a lot of money they always made sure I had access to loads of books. I had loads of usborne books when I was little and was taught to read by my mother when I was really small. As I got older it became a weekly trip for my Dad and I to head off down to our local library so I could pick out books for the coming week to devour.While I read extensively throughout my childhood once I became a teenager I just stopped. Back in the day young adult books didn’t exist as such. I found myself stuck between rereading children’s books which I had long outgrown or trying to find adult books that didn’t bore me rigid. This leads me to the second person I have to thank for my love of books. I met my husband 10 years ago smack bang in the middle of my the time when I didn’t know what to read. One of the things we had in common was that we both had a large book collection. In his collection I had a whole new resource to tap and he bought me some awesome books I wouldn’t have even looked at in the shops in particular Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights. This was what I needed to get me back into reading again which was awesome. I didn’t really know how much I missed it until I got back into it.
The third person I am going to thank for my love of books is my lovely blogging friend Emma (aka asamum / bookangel emma). I had been looking for a while for a way to record my reading as I was reading so much and was losing track of what I had and hadn’t read. About the same time I discovered www.readitswapit.co.uk. Whilst looking at books I found a link to Emma’s blog and was inspired last summer to start my own. From there things for me reading wise have been crazy. I’ve come across so many awesome books I wouldn’t have ever known about before and had the chance to meet some wonderful bloggers, publicists and authors. I love getting my hands on books before anyone else and using my little part of the internet to promote some fantastic books.
Thank you Lynsey and Vicki for having me on your blog.