Monday, April 25, 2011

Musing Mondays (4.25.11)

This week’s musing asks: 


Do the members of your family read? Do you think it was passed down to you? ((or, if you want you can answer this: Who do you think influenced you as a reader?))


 
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**MUSING MONDAYS is hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading

I haven't done this meme in a while, but when I saw the question this week, I just had to participate.

I am very fortunate to come from a huge family of readers and my husband does as well. I remember growing up always having books around us. My mother and father were both big readers and could always be found reading instead of watching tv. As we were growing up, we were always given books for our birthdays, at Christmas, at Easter, and for good report cards. I also have vivid memories of my dad reading the newest picture book he picked up at the dining room table - he was an elementary teacher and then principal and loved sharing his new books with us. Now that we are all older, we share book recommendations with each other. My two sisters and I tend to read similar books, as well as my mom, my mother-in-law and my aunts. Books are always being passed around between us. I occasionally read some books that my dad reads, so we tend to share books as well.

My husband is also an avid reader - although him and I have very different tastes. But, we love nothing more than spending a rainy weekend on the couch, each engrossed in book we are reading. I am hoping to pass this love of reading on to any children that we may have!
 
What about you?

9 comments:

  1. Oh, that's nice!
    I'll pass it on to my kids aswell!

    Read my answer here> http://readingromances.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/mondays-events/

    Have a great week!

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  2. My hubby and I pass books between each other as well. Not often though.

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  3. I am also from a family of readers. My idea of a really fun weekend would be to spend it reading (and maybe even stay in my pajamas), curled up on the couch with my dog.

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  4. You are very lucky and I am officially jealous lol. There are no family or friends that share in my love of books. That is why I was so excited to find this community of book bloggers. I can't even imagine what it must be like to have discussions around the dinner table about books that have been read.

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  5. I'd love it if my hubby was a reader, but sadly, he isn't. And he doesn't understand my passion for it, though he does tolerate it and puts up with all the books and bookshelves.

    Thanks for the visit and comment!

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  6. it is great if your family shares your love of reading...even more if you like the same sorts of books and can share!!

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  7. Lovely answer! I have no one to share my book hobby with but it must be nice to have someone to exchange books with.

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  8. I wish I had so many family members whom I could pass my books around between- I like some of the books my parents read (and they some that I read), but they're much slower readers than me so it takes a while for them to be passed around between so few people.

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