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Hola, readers! I’m participating in this week’s Book Blogger Hop (hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books) for a couple reasons:

    • I haven’t done one in a while and I liked this week’s question.
  • I’m about 300 pages into a 1200 page book… so it’s probably going to be a couple more days before I get to post a review. Sorry about that. But after this book I’ll be in the mood for some quicker reads!

 

Anyhoo, this week’s topic is a good one. Here’s the question:

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

And here’s my answer:I don’t know if I’ve ever actually had that realization – reading has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. My parents weren’t bookish. Neither of them read for pleasure. Ever. But I did learn to read pretty quickly in school and it just took off from there. I also had not the best childhood (boo-hoo), and I remember being able to completely sink into books as a kid and everything else around me just vanished. I wouldn’t even hear when someone called my name, I was in a completely other world. And people never really made fun of me for being such a reader as I grew up – I didn’t really hang out with people like that in school. So it never seemed anything other than normal to me.

 
I guess the closest I can come to “realizing” that reading was a truly important part of my life was when I was discussing tattoo options with my boyfriend (who dislikes tattoos, btw). I was trying to express my frustration because I decided I wanted a bookish tattoo but couldn’t find or think of one that would represent my love for reading accurately. And as I was talking about it, I realized how much I really do want a tattoo to represent my bookish ways, because reading has been the one great, constant love in my life. (Obviously I love my honeyman more, but reading has been a continuous presence in my life since the age of about 6.) As of yet, I haven’t though of that perfect bookish tattoo, but I will dammit!
 
So I guess that’s my answer. And I’d love for you guys to tell me when you had this epiphany about reading! (Or give me reader-themed tattoo suggests, I’d appreciate the ideas!) 🙂

 

BTW, before you leave you should check out my Summer Mini-Readathon, on July 10th! It’s going to be so fun, and I have recently had news of a BONUS challenge / giveaway… I’ll announce more on that sometime in the beginning of next week.
 
Happy Hopping!

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  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: http://www.howardsherman.netHoward Sherman, Implementorhttp://www.howardsherman.net

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  2. >I love when people get bookish tattoos. I have a Dark Mark as well as a quote from the Iliad, although I'm not saying those are suggestions for you. :)I think quotes *are* powerful tattoos though…as long as they're spelled right. Symbols are also meaningful. Is there a book you like that has a particular symbol associated with it? Something on the cover or the chapter headings?

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  3. >I completely understand how you feel when you read a book. It happens to me too and I hate when I get interrupted. Pat @ Peace Love & Reviewshttp://www.peaceloveandreviews.com/2011/06/book-blogger-hop-2.html

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  4. >I don't know about bookish tattoos but I love your response. Despite my parents being teachers, they were too busy to be avid novel readers, though newspapers & magazines were read almost daily, so maybe that explains my predilection to reading. Isn't it strange how having non-bookish parents can make bookish children?Have a great weekend 🙂My Hop Post

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  5. >It seems we have similar experience when it comes to reading and I totally forget about everything else while reading, too. I don't know about the tattoo, though, I haven't ever thought about it. Have a great weekend!

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