Friday, June 24, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hope is a weekly book blogger ...PARTY! I think this is one of the best part of the blogging community..Its a PARTY to get to meet all your fellow book blogging buddies.

This is my first time participating so I am fairly new to this. So here I go!

“When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?”

When I was younger around 5 or 6 , I was never what you would describe as an   avid reader. In fact I had trouble reading any book . It was worse subject when I was younger and I remember the time vividly that I got suckered into the reading program for that summer some how. Following the next year books started to get my attention but I was never really into books. My love of reading did not start until I was 9 years old. My best friend  at the time lent me a Harry Potter book and it was love at first sight.

I think when  I reached 5th grade that my obessesion with books became more prononuced. You would find me constantly in the library at school even during the time we had recess and gym. Every waking moment of my 5th grade life was spent in that library. It got to the point anything I mean anything I could get my hands on I would read. I became as   known the bookworm in the family. Books stacked p in my room in my shelves, im my drawers where clothes were supposed to be folded , under my bed, in my closet, in my pillow, in my book bag, and on my bed. Every nook and cranny was filled to the brim with books.

I steadily got older ( don't we all?)  and my reading about 13 books a week dwindled to about 2 or 3 per week or even at times  a month. High school  became even more complicated trying to keep up with school work and our assigned readings ( which I did enjoy) and the books I wanted to read. I think half of my high-school years.  I spent blasting music and podcasts in my ears. My book obsession began again when my friend  decided Twilight by Stephanie Meyer was the best thing ever and thought I would love the book . I think and I hate to say this, I was the one helped spread the Twilight craze in my school. I just gushed about Twilight every where I went. Talked about the movie with friends on who is was who. Robert Pattinson as Edward I  did not like at first but since the movie I have grown to love him and hate the girl who plays as Bella ( Kristian Stewart)  with her acting skills which I will rant on in another post .

I started to obsessively read again . It got to the point where  I read all the books in my YA section of my library. Then I  entered college and it was another ball game. I couldn't find time to read for pleasure and I didn't even have time to sleep!  I felt as if something was missing. Like I was not myself anymore. But I got used to the routine and became accustomed to my schedule. Majority of my summer was spent reading because it was the only time I could relax( and not have a deadline looming over my head *sigh*) . And since then I have been steadily reading ever since.

I guess I knew that reading was important to me when I reached college. Not be able to read for pleasure or not at all, caused me to basically feel like a part of me was gone.


  1. When did I first realize I loved reading? I wish I could prove a pre-natal predilection towards books but my memories don’t stretch back quite that far.

    The earliest memories I can recall involved books. First having them read to me then reading them on my own the minute I had the ability.

    Books have been a major part of my life ever since. My passion for the written word knowing no bounds, I started writing books on top of reading them about ten years ago.

    Want to know what my favorite childhood book was? Hop on over to my blog and find out:

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  2. Your reading history sounds a lot like mine except that the specific books are different. I was already an adult when Harry Potter came out.

    I realized how important books had become in my life in 1999. Come see what happened.

  3. Stopping by via the Book Blogger Hop. I'm a new follower.
    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka