Aug 162013
 

book blogger hop

 Book Blogger Hop

This weeks question was submitted byKero @ Kero’s Book Blog

Were you a born bookworm or somebody got you into the habit of reading? 

I can remember my mom or older sisters reading to me as far back as 3 yrs. old. The first book I remember is my mom reading Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman. I loved that book and have never forgotten about it. In fact, I’ve talked about my love of this book so much over the years that my son & husband found a copy of the book which had the stuffed dog to go with it for sale on Amazon and bought them for me as part of a birthday present one year. I was thrilled…it was one of the best gifts I’ve ever gotten, and I still have them on display.

My dad was also a reader. He could be found with a book in his hand every day. He loved westerns,  especially by author Louis L’Amour.

So, I guess I was born a reader, it was definitely in my genes. My children loved to read when they were kids, but now they’ve gone on to other hobbies. My youngest granddaughter loves to read though, and my oldest has started reading again, which makes me very happy.

  13 Responses to “Blog Hop: What Made You A Reader?”

  1. How sweet that they found the book AND the dog.

    I constantly read to my son from Day 1.

    I guess we had so many kids my mother didn’t have time to read to us, but someone must have instilled the love of reading in us. I can’t be without a book. 🙂

    Have a great day!!

    My full answer is in the link below.

    Happy Hopping!!
    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  2. Isn’t it sweet to see your child take an interest in reading. My 14 month old loves her board books and it does my bookworm heart good to see it.

    My answer to the blog hop.

  3. I come from a family of readers too. I remember sitting at the kitchen table reading to my mother while she cooked dinner. I did that for years and we had some wonderful discussions.

  4. Awesome! I would definitely love for my future kids to love reading as much as I do! Just don’t take up any of my bookshelves. LOL How I feel like I’m a born bookworm but am not. Yet I grew to love it so it’s all great! 🙂

  5. Love that story about you husband and son getting you your book! Books are the best for memories. I’ve passed on many of my favorites to my kiddo, hoping that she can make her own fun memories. 🙂

  6. It’s sweet that your parents and sisters would read you stories.

  7. I also remember the first real book (without pictures) I read 🙂
    It’s great that the passion for books passed to your kids.

    And I love the title of your blog. I also love the beach and I’m fortunate to live only a few miles from the beach (I live in Portugal).

    I’m a new follower via Google + and Twitter.
    Here’s my answer to the blog hop.

  8. What a great gift, obviously they are listening. I think kids find they’re way back to things like reading if they are meant to. So not to worry about yours, they’ll come back. I’m answering you in my post today.

  9. That was sweet. I have read only one book by Louis L’Amour, and I loved it.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  10. Awww….that was such a sweet gesture from your husband and son! Beloved books from childhood always stay with us. I still have some of mine, too.

    It was great that your parents and siblings read to you when you were little. And I’m glad your oldest daughter has started reading again, and that your youngest granddaughter loves to read! There’s nothing more important to pass on to one’s children than the love of reading, in my opinion. It’s the BEST habit in the world!!!!

    Thanks for sharing, and thanks as well for commenting on my BBH post!! : )

  11. That’s really cool so many people in your family love to read!

  12. I love “Are You My Mother?”; it was one of my favorites growing up. And that gift is so sweet.

    It’s awesome to have a whole family of readers. My dad, brother, and youngest sister are all readers too (my mom & sister prefer TV to books).

    Thanks for commenting on my BBH!

    Ashling @ Reading, Writing, & Anything but Arithmetic

  13. It’s so great that you had that kind of support to encourage your love for reading.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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