As far as I can remember, my mother has always enjoyed reading. I don't remember how it was I learned to read, but I would have to guess my mother had something to do with it.
One thing they did back when I was young was allow me to read what I wanted. They never said I could not read something. I got into science fiction when a friend of the family gave me a box of old books and that included some science fiction and even some Star Trek.
I do remember not liking much of what we read for school. It was a combination of lousy books and having to dissect them. I know English class ruined Shakespeare for a lot kids.