Friday, August 16, 2013

Book Blogger Hop ----- born this way

Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addict has very generously taken up the mantle of hosting the Book Blogger Hop (thank you!).      I'm trying to get back on track with blogging, to post at least one review a week, and one other post ---- so the Hop is great incentive for me.  :)

This week's question, which comes from Kero, is: Were you a born bookworm or did somebody get you into the habit of reading?

I was born into a family of readers, so I guess being a bookworm is genetic.  My parents started me off with how to read at a very early age, and I know my older sister also helped me --- but pretty quickly, I was off and running.  Once I figured out the basics, there was no stopping me; I would read anything I could get my hands on.  Whether it was a book, or a magazine, or even the back of a cereal box, I would read it (or at least try to).    I'm the youngest in my family, and my siblings are 8 and 11 years older than me, so while there was a lot of reading material in the house, some of it was beyond where I was at, reading-wise.    However, I was always several grades ahead with my reading-level, so being surrounded by material (and a family of readers) encouraged that.

Going to the library was always a lot of fun, too.  My brother or sister would walk with me (we could walk to the library from my house, although part of the walk was on a busy road), but as soon as I could go by myself, I would go and fill up my arms with books.  My mom would also sometimes take me to the library at the Art Institute in Chicago.  Although we couldn't check out books, it was always nice to sit there and read with her.

Now that I'm a librarian, I've got access to all kinds of books and reading material (which is wonderful, and also sometimes a bit awful --- too many books, too little time!)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday -- and reading some good stuff!


Elizabeth said...

Great on a family of wasn't a family affair for me, but I did turn into one thank goodness.

Have a great day!!

Happy Hopping!!

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Vicki said...

I come from a family of readers too! I remember going to the library and loving it. I can still feel how I felt walking around those huge stacks of books!
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Mo_books said...

I may not have come from a family of readers but my mother definitely encouraged my passion for reading.
I'm a new follower and I have to say that I LOVE your header! It's gorgeous.

Unknown said...

I have an older cousin, who was a literature teacher, that encouraged my reading and offered me lots of books :)

I'm a new GFC follower.
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Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Jo. Your blog header is amazing. Librarian was my dream job. Wow, you were born in a bookworm family. My mom was also a bookworm at a younger age, but now she hates my novels (and my sister's) ;)

Maria Behar said...

How wonderful that you grew up in a family of readers!! As you know from my post, only my mom is a reader, in my family. So you were really lucky to have your parents and siblings be readers, too. I'm sure your family discussions centered around books!

And now you're a librarian....ah, bliss!! Now I wish I had gotten a major in Library Science myself....although, because of the economy, libraries have shortened their hours down here in South Florida, and some librarians have been laid off. So maybe it's a good thing I didn't study that.

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my BBH post!! Happy Reading!! : )

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