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.