Friday, June 24, 2011

Book Blogger Hop #1 (6/24/11)

Book Blogger Hop

A social book blogging meme hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-For-Books


Today's "Book Blogger Hop" question is:

“When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?”

 

When I was sixteen, I had to read a lot for my high school English class that year, but I didn't want to bother with it. I didn't really like reading back then and only did what I had to for homework. Although, that year, I didn't even bother to read for homework assignments! Of course, my grades started slipping dangerously too low and my parents got after me for it, so I decided I'd better just do as I was told and read those pesky books.


That was during Christmas break, which lasted for two weeks. I didn't have to read anything for school, thankfully, but my mother decided to buy me some teen paperback books written by a popular author who belonged to my church. I went ahead and read them--they were just fun fiction, after all. Nothing to analyze and brood over. But, I realized while I read them just how interesting the stories were, how much I liked the characters I read about. I was genuinely loving to read for the first time in my life! 

After that, I always loved to read and decided to major in English when I was in college. I even realized I wanted to write novels when I was around twenty-one.

5 comments:

  1. I had a similar experience except it was in third grade. It took until 7th grade to be completely passionate about reading for fun.

    I realized how important books had become in my life in 1999. Come see what happened.

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  2. Third grade is still really young. Lucky you! I wish I had been younger when I had had my experience.

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  3. I have loved reading for as long as I can remember. Have a great weekend!

    Beyond strange new words

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  4. Stopping by via the Book Blogger Hop. I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
    www.pedanticphooka.com

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  5. @ Pepca: Thanx for stopping by! I wish I could say I've always loved reading.

    @ Pedantic Phooka: Thanks for following my blog! You have a great weekend, too.

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