Reading - Girl Missing, Tess Gerritsen
Listening to - my DB doing the dishes for me so I can write this.
Easter is nearly here and we have friends coming to stay so they can escape the shaky ground of Christchurch for a few days. For me Easter is about family and friends, chocolate of course, and reading a good book.
Unfortunately I won't be reading at all this year. My girlfriend does not read. I find this so hard to accept. How can anyone not want to curl up with a great story and escape the mundane things of everyday life? I've tried telling her what she's missing out on but not a spark of interest. We'll have fun talking nonstop all weekend.
When I think about it, I know a few people who are not readers. Does this stem from a childhood where stories were not read to them by parents or siblings? Or did their schools fail them? Then again I guess some people are just not into it, they've got too many other things that draw their attention. But they are missing out on so much.
One of my enduring memories of childhood is of mum, dad, my brother and myself sitting reading books after dinner, music playing in the background. My parents fostered my love of reading, and my dad encouraged my writing. We went to the library every Friday night. I cannot imagine life without books. The first thing I pack for any trip be it for one night or a month is at least two books. What would I do if I only had one and it turned out to be a looser?
Who helped you get started with reading? Does it come naturally to some of us? All I can say is thank goodness I discovered it at a very early age.