Booking Through Thursday: Indoctrination

Using a suggestion from Erin today:

When growing up did your family share your love of books? If so, did one person get you into reading? And, do you have any family-oriented memories with books and reading? (Family trips to bookstore, reading the same book as a sibling or parent, etc.)

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

I can't remember a time when my Mom was without a book in her hand. I remember her reading during the day while her Soaps were on. When I first starting reading, I wanted to read as fast as she could and it seemed like she flew through them. As I got older, I borrowed books from her. Lots of romance novels. I found an old copy of Wuthering Heights on her bookshelf as well. The first time I read it, I didn't appreciate it at all (now it's a favorite). My Dad isn't much of a reader though and neither are my brothers.

We went to the library quite often, probably so my Mom could get new books. My brothers and I also belonged to a kids' book-of-the-month club. I looked forward to get that package in the mail. I still love getting books in the mail.


  1. I love getting books in the mail too, Chris! And I've been ordering a lot lately. Almost sound like an addiction. Must check on that... Hmm...

    Wow, I like your mom! Mine's not much of a reader but she sure is an encourager.

    Happy BTT!

  2. Lovely memories, I love that your mom read during her soaps :) I also am a little jealous you got books in the mail as a kid, that would have been awesome, to belong to a kids book-of-the-month club!

    Have a great day, and Happy Reading!!!

  3. Oh dear lord I love getting books in the mail. I don't know what I'd do if I weren't a reviewer---probably spend until I was broke! Book addicts unite!

  4. We used to get Little Golden Books once a month when I was little... and, yeah, books in the mail is like Christmas.


  5. I'm from a family of readers, but my tastes couldn't be more different from theirs. My mom and grandmother were devoted fans of biography and general non-fiction (and my mom had a penchant for true crime). I've always been primarily a fiction reader. Despite our reading differences, distinctly remember my mom telling me: I will always buy you a book if you want one. You might not get candy and dolls, but always a book.

    Boy, did she create a monster! ;)

  6. Thanks for stopping by. A couple of my other commenters said that they do remember the bookmobile.

  7. I love getting books in the mail too. I love getting books period;-)

  8. Thanks for your comment. My, what a fancy site you have.

  9. Love getting books in the mail, and love going to bookstores/libraries and to smell the wonderful scent of books! Ahh...LOL.

    I'm the only reader in the family; when I was young I wish my younger sis will share my passion in reading but she doesn't have the interest. Now I'm glad to know lots of readers friends through the blogging world. :)

    Happy reading!

  10. That's really cool that your mom was a reader!! Now, my aunt did go out for Christmas and bought me copies of Sense & Sensebility, Pride & Prejudice, and Jane Eyre! I thought that was pretty cool!

  11. Isn't it nice to come from readers?

    I love getting books in the mail too, although usually via me buying them.

  12. my mom was (is) an avid reader too - but not my dad. and my husband isn't a reader either.

    happy BTT!

  13. I read a lot of romance novels when I was growing up too. I am sure it had something to do with my mother reading them. :-) I also read several of my dad's favorite types of books as well, always wanting to please him.

    And yes, getting a mail in the package--the best kind of mail day!

  14. I recently read Wuthering Heights and thoroughly enjoyed it. When I was little, I was subscribed to a mail order book club and loved getting my books in the mail too. Great memories :) I still have a few of those books saved all these years later.
    As an avid reader and bookcollector, I still can't have too many books.


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