This week’s Book Blogger Hop question: Were you a born bookworm or did somebody get you into the habit of reading?
Is “both” an option? I feel like a born bookworm–I’ve loved books for as long as I can remember. I don’t know that that was just ingrained, though…it probably has a lot to do with my parents reading to me. The first book I ever “read” was The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree, which I memorized before I could actually read. It wasn’t until I looked at the book again as an adult that I realized the vocal inflections my parents always put in weren’t at all indicated in the text (and trust me, there’s a big difference between “yes, they dare” and “Yes–they DARE!”)
I also went to the library every week as a kid, and still do. I live in the same city I grew up in, and I still have my first library card. I don’t know how old I was when I got it, but even though it was in my name, it originally had my mom’s signature–which has pretty much faded past legibility now. I go to a different library now…but I scan the same card. I keep waiting for a librarian to comment on how old it is. They never do!
If you’re here, you’re probably a bookworm. 🙂 So how did you get into reading?