Monday, April 25, 2011

Musing Mondays - April 25th, 2011

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading.  This week's musing is:
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?))
Most of my family reads, but I definitely read the most (maybe excluding my brother).  My mom and dad probably each read a book or two a month at some points and then don't read as much for a few months.  My sister goes through periods (usually during the summer) when she can read a ton, and then she'll go without reading for months at a time.  My brother's probably the only one in the family who comes close to reading as much as I do.  Sometimes he reads more than me.  He usually reads books multiple times though because he gets interested in them.  (Keep in mind that he's 11 and most of the book's he's reading are nonfictional about space or something like that.  He's also obsessed with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.)  Most of my extended family on my dad's side reads a decent amount.  I don't think people on my mom's side read quite as much.

I definitely think my love for reading comes mainly from my family.  My parents and grandma used to read to me for hours every day.  I'd fill a wagon with books and made sure they'd read every single one to me by the end of the day.  That's how I spent most of my time as a kid especially at our old house and before I started school because there weren't any kids my age to play with.

I'd have to say my parents and grandma influenced me most as a reader because they were usually the ones who read to me as a little kid.  If they hadn't, who knows if I'd read as much as I do now.

1 comment:

  1. I am the only one who read pretty quickly so I read a lot. Parents sometimes my brother very rarely which is more then he did as a child. So guess that is a +.