This week’s question is submitted by Elizabeth at Silver’s Reviews!
Feb. 26th - March 3rd: Do your children, siblings, or other family members enjoy reading as much as you do?
Oh my goodness the stories I could tell.
We were very poor growing up but my mom made sure we had library cards. We would go to the library and take out as many books as we could and read very fast so we could go get more. Also my younger sister Tania and I use to hide under our blankets or in the closet with flash lights reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Brothers late into the night. In later years my sister Tami became a crazy reader like us and now she reads as much as I do.
Mom spent all our extra money on books because she didn't want us to be illiterate. When she got alzheimer's and I had to take her to a memory home we donated 2,000 hard back books to the public library. Two years later when she could no longer read or remember us we donated another 200 paperback books keeping special books for my sisters Tami and Tania.
When I was very young my gram had tons of books and I got to spend two weeks every summer with her. I would read every Readers Digest book and any new book I could get my hands on. To this day that two week span is my fondest memory of time spent with her.
When I was pregnant I read to my stomach and later to the children so by the time they entered school they were reading at a advanced level. My amazing daughter LOVES to read and in fact she is an aspiring YA writer. She has been writing seriously since she graduated from college and while she worked in movies in Hollywood. My son reads but is not crazy like we are but he reads his bible everyday.
Friday night my husband and I have date night at Barnes & Noble. He wanders around as much as me and is always picking up one book or more. You will find us everyday sitting in our front room reading.
When I am working at the local theatre there are 3 other ladies I sew with. We are all avid readers and spend everyday discussing what we are reading and recommend books to each other.
Kathy, my BFF since we were 12 years old, reads a lot. She carries a paperback in her purse and two in her car so she always has a book.
As you can see I am surrounded by readers. I believe that a reader shows those around them how much joy reading brings them and by their sharing they create an excitement in others to do the same.
Smiles sprinkled with joy,
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