My maternal grandfather and a paternal uncle were both voracious readers. My grandfather was in Illinois and my uncle was in Georgia. My father was military and we lived all over. My father would take leave and we would visit each family once a year. I was the go between. I would pick up books from one and drop off the ones from the other. And I got to read them in between. And traveling gave me plenty of time to read. We must have swapped many hundreds of books over the years.