Friday, June 24, 2011

Book Blogger Hop

Friday's Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books!

This week's question is:

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



I think I knew from the time I was little that reading was an important part of my life. I don't know if anyone remembers this but, when I was in elementary school, we had to read books and keep a journal of the books we read. We had to draw a picture for it, write what it was about, and whether or not we liked it. Sort of like a blog, right? haha. Anyways, my journal in school was HUGE! I mean, most kids read the bare minimum but I read and read and read. I went to author signings when I was little too and I actually got to meet Sylvia McNicoll and she personalized and signed a copy of 'Bringing Up Beauty' for me, which in turn became one of my favorite books! I hit a bump for a while where I gave up on reading. I'm sad that I did because now that I started reading again, I love it. I love to read books. It is now and will always be my biggest passion!

I really can't wait to read everyone's answer to this weeks Hop question!! :)

24 comments:

  1. Ah you are so right about that! We are similar in the respect. I'm almost sad that I missed out on all of those years of avid reading!! But that's okay we can make up for it now :) Thanks for stopping by, I'm following you!

    xo,
    Lah @ Lazy Girl Reads

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  2. I was the same way growing up! I loved to read and was constantly begging for new books!

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  3. Aw, I don't think we ever had to draw a pic and write our feelings on a book. That's so cute!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. My passion began early as well! It was when I was 13 that it really kicked into gear! Although it wasn't til many years later when I actually started meeting the authors!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :D

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  5. I love the idea of a reading journal with pictures! Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Growing up reading is really a good thing.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/06/book-blogger-hop_24.html

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  7. That's such a cute story. I never thought about those elementary reading journals like blogs, but they really were. :)

    Old follower just hopping by. Happy Friday!

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  8. I remember we had to practice reading back in elementary school, and I always wanted to read to my parents. :) I begged my dad to listen to me even when he was tired. Thank you for visiting!

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  9. I remember in 7th grade we had to pick some free reading for English class off of a list. I ended up reading through the entire list!

    I realized how important books had become in my life in 1999. Come see what happened.

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  10. lol. My sister is always the drawer, and I am always the writer in this family. I do have fond memories of my journal, and how I tried to make it look like Amelia's Journal, of the children's series.

    Following now - well, as soon as the widget kicks in. Please check out my blog as well!

    http://watercolormoods.blogspot.com/2011/06/follow-friday-and-book-blogger-hop.html

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  11. Oh my, I forgot all the authors I wrote when I was little....I still have responses from some of them tucked away somewhere. I might have to dig those out and post them on the blog! New Follower!

    Our post is here.

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  12. Wow, what a cool journal to have. I think all my childhood journals centre around best friends, what I had for dinner and how annoying my little brother was at times!

    http://thebookgatherer.blogspot.com/2011/06/book-blogger-hop-when-reading-became.html

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  13. I'm glad you were able to get over your bump. Those bumps can be hard to pass. :)

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  14. 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.net

    Howard Sherman, Implementor
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  15. 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.net

    Howard Sherman, Implementor
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  16. I really enjoyed reading growing up as well! Glad you've enjoyed it so much! :)

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  17. Hi! I'm returning the visit. I love that your class kept reading journals. My school did those weird reading groups named after birds. It wasn't very effective, that's for sure. I hope that you enjoy your weekend!

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  18. Haha old follower here! I had one of those journals too :D Whenever my friends were complaining about how much work reading was, I was secretly enjoying myself LOL.

    Thanks for coming by!

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  19. @Fay - Liked your comment, I hope my kids (when I have 'em) like reading too..I'm thinking audio books should help in the early stages.
    :)

    Thanks for visiting!
    Dee, hopping from e-Volving Books

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  20. Hello there! Thanks for hopping by! Returning the follow!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

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  21. Aw, I remember keeping reading journals/logs as a kid, too! You're right: blogs are just a way for us to continue that as adults. I never had to draw pictures for my reading log, though - it sounds like your school was more interested in fostering artistry than mine!

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  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower here. I love your answer, as well as your blog design.

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  23. My love for books became a passion last year, and now I'm addicted. I gess I'll always be from now on!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! =D

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  24. That's so cool! I wish my school did that as a kid. We had book reading contests, and I remember winning or getting second place for some of those. You know, if you read the most or whatever. But I think that was about the only time I read as a kid unfortunately. I'm glad to have discovered it now though! :)


    Thanks for stopping by my blog hop as well. Sorry I didn't get back to you until now! :)

    ♥ Sarah @ I'm Loving Books

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