Wednesday, September 2, 2015

12 Ways Parents Turn Us Into Book Lovers!!

Yes, our parents can help us turn into book lovers and avid readers!! My mom use to read books to me as a toddler/child, so my love for reading and books began at an early age for sure. I've loved reading ever since. So, thank you mom for enriching my life and turning me into an avid reader!!

I came across an article on Bustle's website titled 12 Ways Your Parents Turned You Into A Book-Lover by Julia Seales. In her article, Julia Seales writes:
My mom got her degree as a reading specialist. So, it'd probably be an understatement to say that when I was growing up, books were a pretty important part of everyday life. There's no way I could have grown up NOT loving books, because I was surrounded by them all day, every day.

At one point, my mom actually owned a used book business, and she would take me to book sales and let me get as many five-cent Nancy Drew Notebooksas I could fit in my scrawny arms... and then some. (Side note: If you’ve never experienced a book sale, you’re missing out. We would wake up at about 4 a.m., go to a huge warehouse, and straight-up fight other lit-lovers over old library copies of rare books. Literally, imagine a fashion sample-sale scene, replace the Louboutins with books, and you’d have an accurate mental picture of a book sale.) 
Anyway, if you're a fellow book-lover, you probably have a similar story. No, I don’t mean you fought some woman with a blonde updo over a rare children’s book… I mean that if you love to read, your parents are at least partially to thank for that. After all, chances are they're the first people who even told you what this beautiful and wonderful thing called a "book" was, and that's just one of the many ways they turned you into the lit-lover you are today.
Click on the above link to read the full story. Until my next post, happy reading!! 

1 comment:

  1. Definitely #s 1 and 2! And they read to me at bedtime. Video games were not an option when I was growing up; they hadn't been invented yet! Nor had tape players in cars, or tape players anywhere.