In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weeklyBOOKPARTYis an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!
This week’s question comes from Elena who blogs at Books and Reviews! Thanks for submitting a question for our Hoppers, Elena! Be sure to visit her blog and tell her thank you!
“When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?”
My answer: Very, very, early on. Both of my parents were teachers, my mom a Kindergarten teacher, and they were big on early literacy. They made sure that from the beginning they read books to us each night before bed. My mom says that at the age of 3 I picked up a book and started reading it. I don't remember that, but I remember always reading.
There was no one moment that made me realize reading was my passion, it has always been. As a kid my favourite thing to do was go to the mall and get the next book in the series' I loved. Reading was just a natural thing. But when I did realize the importance of it when I had kids. Whenever I would be reading a book, my daughter would pick up one of hers and sit next to me and "read." I knew it was important for their literacy not only to read to them but to have them see me read. If I love it, they'll love it.
Thanks for hopping by. Leave a comment and let me know when you realized reading was your passion!