I've been a reader for as long as I can remember. I was encouraged to read as a child and probably over indulged in books. I'd be bought books most weekends when out shopping with my parents. If we were out in shops I could pick up a book and ask for it and it would be bought. I was never denied. At school every term we would be given a book catalogue that we could take home and order books and I was always allowed to buy as many books as I wanted.
It probably started from there. Even now I buy too many books. Right now I've probably got more than I could probably read in a lifetime but I never feel guilty about buying books.
I do think readers are a minority. None of my friends are readers. My mum and cousin read occasionally whilst travelling to work but aside from that, I am the reader in my family.
Last edited by shanghaichica; 01-11-2013 at 10:25 PM.