The Origin of My Reading Addiction

I LOVE LOVE LOVE to read. Seriously, getting lost in a book has been a past time of mine ever since I can remember. Being able to get lost in the imagination of literature is very enjoyable for me. The more vivid the imagery of the book, the more enthralled I become. When I was young I was very fortunate to have parents who not only supported my reading addiction but funded it enthusiastically as well. Every year in elementary school, there was a book fair. They would hand out these little pamphlets which had an assortment of books you could purchase. I would diligently circle every single book that I had to have (usually about a dozen books). 100% of the time my parents purchased every book on my list. (thanks mom and dad!) And every year I’d burn through the books as if I was fire and they were wood.

My childhood bedroom was actually a library which my parents converted into a bedroom. I insisted that it had to be my room because of the floor to ceiling, wall to wall book case that was in it. During that time it was my mission to possess every Nancy Drew book ever made. I owned all 56 of the Nancy Drew Mystery Series (Not every one ever made, but close enough). My formative years were spent filling up my bedroom with all the books I could get my little fingers on. 

Presently, my passion for reading is still very strong. I don’t do it as much as I would like (I currently have 15 books that need to be read) but I’m working on it. What got you into reading? What was your favorite childhood book?

 

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2 thoughts on “The Origin of My Reading Addiction

  1. Ahh I completely agree! I remember those book fairs and book orders in elementary school, I always got so excited about them and I burned through books so fast that people didn’t believe that I read the whole thing. I was the biggest bookworm for as long as I could remember. Glad to see that someone else shares my love for reading. I just hope that the generation after us enjoys reading as much as we do!

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    1. Sorry for the late reply, life has gotten in the way of my blogging! I’m glad I’m not the only one! Reading has been such a huge part of my life and I too hope next generation carries on the torch. Cheers to fellow bookworms! 🙂

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