April 25, 2011

Monday Memes

Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading
This week's question:
Do the members of your family read? Do you think it was passed down to you? ((or, if you want you can answer this: Who do you think influenced you as a reader?))

My answer:
Unfortunately, not one family member reads.  However, my Mom takes full responsibility for me always having a book in hand.  As she tells it, she would give me a book when trying to "potty train" me or when I was in my "playpen" in front of the TV (this was in the 50s when these upbringing rituals were not taboo.  As for my sons, I don't know where I went wrong.  I would read to them EVERY night and many times during the day.  We would take walks to the library, had them signed-up for "library school" classes before they went to Kindergarten and anytime we were at a mall, we HAD to stop in the book store and we all got to pick out a book.  When they were younger, they had a few sets of series (can't remember the title) that they HAD to read, which they did, until they entered HS and reading for enjoyment stopped.  That is why when I found this community of book blogging I was so excited that I found people that loved books as much as me and that I finally could discuss books that I had read and see what other's thought on the same book.

April is being hosted by Amy from Passages to the Past
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of A girl and her books and is now on tour.
According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”
First I would like to thank Amy for hosting this month and doing such a wonderful job.  Thank you Amy!!
                                                                    Saturday  04/23
For review from The Cadence Group


Confuzzled Shannon said...

My mom was the one who encourage me to read the most as well.

Anonymous said...

My mother taught me to read and encouraged my obsession. She was not a reader herself, but I guess she thought it was fine for me. I'm pretty much the only reader in my family too. It has been nice to find others out there. :-)

Unknown said...

I can't even imagine not being able to chat about books with my family. Too bad.

Here's mine:

Aisle B said...

Don't worry the reading will come back to the boys... just give them time. My hubby just threatens to put mine in the shredder if he finds them under the bed ;)

Kristin said...

I am fortunate that I come from a family of readers - lots of books get passed around! I also love the book blogging community - I've found so many books that I normally wouldn't have read!

My musing can be found here.

Nise' said...

I am blessed to have a family that reads. Although, one of my sons is not reading much now, ho9pefully that will change.

Gigi Ann said...

I was influenced by school, when I first started to read the little readers that we learned to read from in first grade, I was just amazed and impressed that I could now understand words on the pages of books. I loved reading.

Being the youngest of eight children my older sisters were my influence in loving music, they were either playing and singing or had the record player/radio going. In my day, we had to entertain ourselves, so we were one big family of noise makers. ; )

bermudaonion said...

My whole family reads (except for my husband) and my son's a reader too. I do think men are less likely to be readers, though, so don't feel too bad about your sons.

Anonymous said...

I can't understand how someone who loves to read would suddenly lose interest in books! My kids are losing interest as the get older and it makes me sad.

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Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Only one of my three children are readers. I too read to them endlessly. It makes me sad but I have hopes that one day they will appreciate books again.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I hope you enjoy Doctor Confidential.

caite said...

it is a shame that none of your family shares your bookish love....but you have us! lol