My parents and my sister get the biggest credit for my love of reading. My family are all voracious readers. All of us read every day, and we tend to read multiple books a week. Some of my earliest memories are of my parents reading to my sister and me. Not only did we make many trips to the public library, but my parents always made sure we had lots of books as part of our home library. We moved multiple times throughout my childhood, and the books always came with us. My sister and I would read and reread our Dr. Seuss books, Little House on the Prairie books, and later every Agatha Christie, Narnia, L. M. Montgomery, and J. R. R. Tolkien book we could get our hands on. I still have a huge collection of paper books, even though now I do most of my reading on an e-reader. I still like to go into a public library or a book store and find something old or new to touch, read, and learn from. My parents and I still love talking about the latest thing we've read, and we talk about charting plot similarities between Betty Neals' romance novels. I make recommendations to my sister's book club on a regular basis, and I'm always trying to find the perfect book for my brother-in-law. My nephews always know exactly what they're getting from me for Christmas and their birthdays, and they've come to rely on it so they always have something to do. That's how we get other people to fall in love with reading - we share our passion.
16th British Columbia