Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday Meme

Indoctrination

Using a suggestion from Erin today:

When growing up did your family share your love of books? If so, did one person get you into reading? And, do you have any family-oriented memories with books and reading? (Family trips to bookstore, reading the same book as a sibling or parent, etc.)

Ok, today’s question over at Booking Through Thursday is another really good one! Unfortunately, it’s about one of those topics that is tough for me – remembering anything from my childhood! I can’t seem to remember a whole lot. But, I do have a lot of memories of reading,but they are pretty much all on my own.

I have two older sisters, but they left for college when I started kindergarten (and got married when I was 9 and then 10), so I basically grew up like an only child. So, I have no memories of reading with my sisters, or of them reading to me. I can remember my mom reading some, but what I always think of my mom is her working crossword puzzles. She did those every day. She did read some though, and I think she took me to the library some. I have vague memories of going to a library over on Northside Drive. I have always loved the library and I have always loved to read. I can remember taking my little flashlight to bed with me, and making a tent with my sheet, and staying up past my bedtime to read 🙂 I got in trouble a few times with that, but I got away with it a lot too! I mostly remember reading by myself. Oh, and I have no memories of going to a bookstore. I don’t think I actually bought a book until I was in high school or college and had a part-time job and my own money. I would occasionally get books as Christmas gifts (and I have still have a few of them, although I don’t have any of my Nancy Drew books anymore, boo-hoo).

Happy Reading! 🙂

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  1. I did the same thing with the flashlight. I really thought I was getting away with something, but now that I am a mom, I realize my parents probably knew exactly what I was doing!

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  2. Great answer, Stacy!

    I think reading with the flashlight under the sheets is kinda cute. 😛 But I know I will surely get an earful from my mom, hehe.

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  3. I remember reading when I was little and going to the library but not sure I remember being read to…….and I don’t think I ever remember buying a book until I was much older. I did get some Nancy Drew books for birthdays also! I have some but don’t think I have all of what I used to have.

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  4. I never did read with a flashlight under the blanket, but I tried other tricks for staying up late and night reading. When I did get caught, my mother would just shake her head and tell me to get to bed. It was the early morning wake up calls after an all night reading session that killed me. LOL

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  5. I remember my mom taking me to the library when I was in elementary school. I would come home with about 20 kid’s books! I didn’t really pick up reading for fun until high school, but it was mostly during the summer. Then, I stopped reading fiction for several years until this year (so 8-10 years of only reading non-fiction on occassion). My older sister has always been a reader and seemed to be more of one than me, but I think I’m catching up now. I never read books under the covers. I had to get me sleep in (whether I wanted to or not, but mostly I did:).

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