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Do your children, siblings, or
other family members enjoy
reading as much as you do?
(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)
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Ramblings of a Coffee-Addicted Writer!
My mom is the one in the family who always had a passion for books. When she was in her twenties, she used to take a book everywhere with her. She had to take the bus to work, so of course she would read on the bus.
After Mom started having kids, she no longer had the time to read as much as she had before, but she still managed to do some reading. She was also the one who passed on the love of reading to us kids. She used to read to us when we were little. I was the one who REALLY picked it up, though, and even surpassed her, because I'm a compulsive book buyer. She has always been able to resist buying a new book unless she has already read the ones she has on her shelves. How she's been strong enough to do this, over a long period of time, I have no idea....lol.
Mom doesn't read as much as she used to in the past, though. Besides, her taste in books is somewhat different from mine. We do like some of the same types of nonfiction books, and we both love classics. However, I love fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal romance, as well as urban fantasy. Mom is not at all interested in such books. She says she prefers "reality"! She's also not interested in Young Adult Fiction, while I certainly am!
As for Dad, he did do some reading, but he was never into it as much as Mom was. However, I remember once, when I was already grown up and married, he asked to borrow my two-volume English translation of "Les Miserables". He did read it, too.
My two sisters are not interested in books at all, and they can't understand why I keep buying books, either. My husband feels the same way. He has no interest in reading anything except short Internet articles, and has been trying for years to get me to stop buying books so compulsively.
This is the year I do need to get my book buying under control, though, as I no longer have unlimited shelf space. It's not easy, but I have to try! Of course, I will NEVER lose my love of reading! I really do need to get to all of those fascinating books I already own!! Lol. Wish me luck!!
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