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Using a suggestion from Erin today:

When growing up did your family share your love of books? If so, did one person get you into reading? And, do you have any family-oriented memories with books and reading? (Family trips to bookstore, reading the same book as a sibling or parent, etc.)

Donโ€™t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the commentsโ€”or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

88 responses

  1. Okay, mine’s up! Just scroll down to the end of this post.

  2. I love this question. It’s like paying a tribute to people who helped nurture your love for books. Mine’s here.

  3. Hi everyone! Happy Thursday! Here’s mine. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. here’s mine– I loved this question. I forgot to put that since my husband is a bibliophile (as are his parents) my daughter already has a huge library… we can’t go to a bookstore without getting something for her too… here it is


    I have been indocrinated. My mom had a special method for not losing all those books.

  6. I like this question. Answers are here.

  7. Posted Thursday morning for a change!

    My mother, in particular, is an avid reader. My father also reads, but not as much as Mum. I had books around from before I can remember and my parents used to read to me. Once I was able to read for myself, they encouraged the interest. There were always a lot of books around the house. I remember frequent trips to the library from an early age.

    We tried to cultivate a love of reading in our two sons. Lots of books from babyhood on. Reading to them. Willingness to buy books of interest, etc. It worked. They are both avid readers.

  8. I loved this question. It brought back some fantastic memories!

  9. I really like this week’s question. It was a lot of fun to write the response! Find mine here:

  10. Another great question! My answer is up here.

    Happy Reading, everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. My answer is posted…brought to mind some good memories this week. Thanks.

    Hope everybody has a great weekend!

  12. Great question! My BTT is here.

  13. My first one… ๐Ÿ™‚ is up

  14. Your question got me all teary!

  15. Mine’s done. I know. Deb, can you stand it? Two weeks in a row.

  16. Really appreciated this question!

  17. Sorry I’m late today! Here’s Mine

  18. Well, I’m late to the game today! I thought it was Wednesday. I’m so out of whack this week! Anyway, here’s my answer:

  19. […] Thursday, August 23rd, 2007 in home Indoctrination […]

  20. I too loved this question. It is a lovely way to thank those who introduced us to the amazing and engrossing world of books…

  21. A bit late in the day – but my reply is at

  22. For once, I posted early in the day … then forgot to leave the comment here! Oh well, here it is:

  23. Mine’s up. Happy Thursday!

  24. Ok, two weeks in a row! Feeling terribly old and prefer to remember my children’s exposure to reading!

  25. it’s late in the day, but i’ve got mine up here. happy thursday!

  26. Mine’s up! And it’s still Thursday here!

  27. Sorry so late! Happy Belated Booking Through Thursday!

    Here Mine!

  28. No one in my family ever read much, and still doesn’t. I’ve been hit with comments like “why do you read Shakespeare? Just to try to look smart?” LOL…anyway, here’s my BTT:

  29. It’s a Saturday already! Better late than never! My ramblings are posted here.

  30. After carefully reading the instructions yesterday, I forgot to leave my reply. It’s on

  31. I’m late to the party, but I just found BTT and I LOVE this week’s prompt! My contribution is up at

  32. […] 26th, 2007 · No Comments im insane On Reading I’m a few days late with this but I loved the question, and decided to use it after finishing a work read about a rather lonely little […]

  33. […] August 26, 2007 Posted by sensawunda in Sensawunda 101, Books. trackback …from Booking Through Thursday (via superfastreader) When growing up did your family share your love of books? If so, did one […]

  34. Click on my name to see mine (I hope!)

  35. Yeah! My question has been used ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I just need to answer it

  36. my first BTT participation ^_^. please click on my actual post at

  37. What a great site! I’ve only just found it, but decided instantly to tag along. Here’s my post:

  38. The summer I turned eight my elementary school held a competition. The prize was a brand new computer and it would go to the student who had read the most books over the summer. Parents were given a pre-printed record sheet on which to write down the titles of the books their child had read, and to confirm that they had, in fact, actually read them. Though I didn’t particularly want or need a computer, my mother took the opportunity to get me excited about reading. I have to admit, I liked the idea of winning something. So, with my mother’s encouragement I began reading chapter books on my own. That year The Baby-Sitter’s Club books were all the rage and I went through them like Kleenex. I can remember skipping up to my mom whenever I finished one and chirping “I’m done!” She would smile and pull out the record sheet, write down the title and initial it. Then she’d ask me what I was going to read next. It wasn’t much, but that little bit of attention, that smile of approval, was all the motivation I needed to keep going. And even though I did not win the computer, by the end of the summer I had become such a voracious reader that it didn’t really matter.

  39. I haven’t played for a long time, but I’m back ๐Ÿ™‚

    I don’t really remember – probably it stemmed from seeing my grandma reading her Reader’s Digest(s) when I was 8 or 9, and I got interested in reading them too. I’ve been reading since!

    I only remember going to the bookstore with my dad and him getting me a few Sweet Dreams books when I was 11 ๐Ÿ™‚

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