Friday, June 24, 2011

Book Blogger Hop #24: June 24th - It's the weekend!

It's time for another Book Blogger Hop, courtesy of Crazy for Books!

Book Blogger Hop
“When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?”
I'll answer this in two parts:

I discovered my love for reading when my mother realized she had a hyperactive child, and made me sit down and read, hoping to keep me occupied for a while. That did it - my summer was just trips to and from the library :) I couldn't understand half the words, but she just told me carry on trying!
A truly important part of my life? It always has been, I can't remember a time when I didn't read. It was like eating and breathing, to me. My small town library had a 2 books checked out at a time policy, so I used to borrow 2 books a day, every day! Some holidays, I'd practically live in the library, until closing time - reading while there, and then take my two books to read at night.
What's your childhood memory of reading?

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  1. Persistence always comes through in the end!
    2 books at a time? You unlucky person. We can have 20...
    Enjoy life!
    Nina @ Death Books and Tea

  2. My experience is similar, without the library lending only 2 books at a time, luckily:) Have a great weekend!

    Beyond strange new words

  3. Nina - I know!! Luckily where I live now, the libraries are more lenient :)
    The Kindle really helps too.

    Pepca - Awesome, so nice to meet fellow obsessed readers on this week's hop.

  4. Hopping by from the Hop!
    I think it's a great idea to have your children read regardless. But, the fact that it worked when you were hyperactive is awesome! I hope that when I have kids, they will love reading as much as me. And if they are hyper, maybe I'll try that!

    My Hop is here:

  5. 2 books at a time is a bot ridiculous. But at least it kept you coming back for more. My mother taught me how to read when I was sick in the hospital at the age of four. And the rest is history. Haven't put a book since. Books = Life! Loved your answer. Moms are great!

  6. I live in a small town as well, we were only aloud two at first, then you build a rep so you can have more.. at least that's what it was when I was growing up!!

    Here's mine if your interested:

  7. My earliest library memory was going to a store front next to the pharmacy to pick up the books we had put on hold. This was before the library opened a branch at our library. So we had to make requests and then pick them up once a week when a librarian dropped off the books.

    I realized how important books had become in my life in 1999. Come see what happened.

  8. When did I first realize I loved reading? I wish I could prove a pre-natal predilection towards books but my memories don’t stretch back quite that far.

    The earliest memories I can recall involved books. First having them read to me then reading them on my own the minute I had the ability.

    Books have been a major part of my life ever since. My passion for the written word knowing no bounds, I started writing books on top of reading them about ten years ago.

    Want to know what my favorite childhood book was? Hop on over to my blog and find out:

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  9. I remember rollerblading and riding my bike to my local library. I loved it there, especially reading those RL Stine Goosebumps books.. LOL.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :o)
    Mickey @ imabookshark

  10. It's always so wonderful to find someone who really truly loves to read and who has such a great story behind it. I really think starting young is the key - I know there are many people who come to love reading later in life, but I don't think it's quite the same as when you start young.

  11. @BookAngel - I hope my kids (when I have 'em) like reading..I'm thinking audio books should help in the early stages.

    @Jade - Two books rule, probably cause the library was due to a trust, in Mahatma Gandhi's name, privately managed..A free library (most public libraries in India are crap) is pretty rare. A good free library (like the one in my small town) is rarer still!

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  13. Yes, starting out young seems to be a common thread, but I also saw that a lot of people stopped reading in highschool.
    Perhaps JK Rowling and other YA authors have brought that to an end?
    There was a dearth of teenage reading material back in my day.

  14. Stopping by via the Book Blogger Hop. I'm a new follower.
    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  15. I can't imagine only taking two books out at a time! I can't remember how great the library was where I grew up (I never hurt for books), but I am blessed to have a great library system where I live now (Los Angeles).

  16. @HolJo - following you back!

    @fakesteph - My library was great, just had a tight limit on the books checked out!


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