Filipino Friday: School of Reading

July 27, 2012 - - 1 Comment


Today’s Filipino Friday topic!

School of Reading. We all started reading somewhere, and more often than not, we were influenced by someone. Who got you into reading? Your parents? A friend? A librarian? One teacher who always lends out his/her books? How helpful was your school in helping your reading habit / fueling your book addiction?

Three people who might be responsible (blamed?) for my love of reading:

My mother, who patiently read everything (including cookbooks!) to me when I was a kid. Now that I have a daughter I’m trying to do the same for her.
My neighbor Erika, who had Sweet Valley Twins #2 Teacher’s Pet and Nancy Drew The Mysterious Mannequin on her shelf that day when I was eleven, and let me borrow them. This is what started my “bookworm” stage and since then started reading a new book (or three) a week.
My husband Mike, who loves books and reading way way way more than I do, such that my love looks like a casual fling. This helps me get rid of any feelings of superiority I might consider having, just because I consider myself a reader.

When I was younger, I was the kind of person who would thrust a book into someone’s hands and force them to read it. I hope at least one picked up the habit because of my pushiness.


1 Comment

  • Peter S.

    July 28, 2012 at 9:05 am, Reply

    Hello, Mina! I&#39;ve never read a Nancy Drew nor a Sweet Valley Twins! I did love the Hardy Boys and the Bobbsey Twins though!<br /><br />See you (finally) at the ReaderCon! And good luck on your nomination!

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