I credit my love of reading with my first and only teacher in elementary school. I was born into the era of one room schools where all eight grades had 1 teacher. While she was teaching the older grades the primary had a choice - math or reading! Reading Dick and Jane was much preferable to me - I was definitely not a numbers person!
I continue to read daily. I usually have two books on the go - one upstairs and one down. My first teacher used to tell us "if we could read, we always had a friend and we were never alone". This is still true today.