Do you remember how you developed a love for reading? Was it from a particular person, or person(s)? Do you remember any books that you read, or were read to you, as a young child? (question courtesy of Diane)
My mother is the single biggest influence when it comes to my love of books. She has been a teacher for 40 years and as a teacher, she had a huge children's book collection. We spent a lot of time reading together. As I got older, she often read my chapter books before or after I did so that we could discuss them. Now that I'm an adult, my mom and I still share books all the time. I love that we have something so special in common.
My mama taught me to take care of my books, to treasure them, and to share them. She always gives a book at every baby shower to start the new baby's library with a good quality children's book. I've followed in her footsteps with my niece and Goddaughter. I try to send them a book for every birthday and a couple of holidays every year. I hope that they will someday find that they love to read too.