Yes, it’s the second discussion in a row this week! I had a brainwave the other night while thinking up a post and decided that this was actually the perfect topic for a bonus discussion.
A lot of people influenced my love of reading but the main credit would have to go to my parents, who read to me every day before I began going to school. Even after I started going to school, my mother would still read me bedtime stories up until grade three. By then I just enjoyed listening to her read rather than actually needing her to read to me. Even though the school reading program and the teachers did their best to suck all of the joy of reading out of me, I persevered and became the avid reader I am today.
Most of you reading this blog are readers of varying degrees. So what I want to know now is this: Who influenced your love of reading the most? Was school a positive influence on your reading or a negative influence, as it was on mine?