Friday, 24 June 2011

Book Blogger Hop! 24/6/11

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted at Crazy For Books and is an event for book bloggers to connect and share the love of the written word whilst hopping around to find some awesome new blogs and say hi to old blogging friends.

 Welcome to Books Are A Girl's Best Friend if you're a first time visitor! I haven't taken part in the Hop for ages now and I miss finding new blogs so I decided to join in this week  =) 

This week's question is:

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

This is such a great question. The simple truth is that I don't remember when I realised reading was my passion because I've loved books ever since I can remember. My mum read to me before I could understand all of what was said so I've pretty much grown up surrounded by books. My reading really took off when I started to read independently and I had a huge obsession with Enid Blyton. I would go to the local second hand bookshop and come back with a bag full of mostly Enid Blyton books and some other classic children's stories too. Except, I've never questioned reading being part of my life and it was only when I began book blogging that I finally realised just how important books are to me. I'm looking forward to reading every one's answers.......

Feel free to take a look around the blog and leave a comment so I can come and visit you back. I'm also holding an international one year blogoversary give-away until Sunday, so if you want to find out more or enter, click here or on the button below.

Thank you for visiting and happy hopping!

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  1. I love hearing when people don't remember why they started reading - it's like it's just a natural thing! new follower!

    Our post is here.

  2. Great answer! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  3. I liked your answer, once you start reading you never stop. Happy Friday!

  4. I think I've loved reading since I was a kid too. But never really realized until the last few years what a passion it has turned into, especially with blogging now. :)

    Happy Blogoversary!

  5. Your answer is pretty similar to mine :-)

    It's very true though that blogging has made me even more obsessed with my reading habit. Such positive enforcement from book bloggers makes it even more enjoyable!

  6. 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:

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I will be a follower as well!

  8. I also had a passion for Enid Blyton's books. I always wanted to live in the Faraway Tree or be one of the Adventure children. Loved Kiki the parrot.
    Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

  9. I was seriously addicted to Enid Blyton when I was little hahaha. Even today, I sometimes take out my old books to read. They seem alot simpler to me now but I still love Enid Blyon!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog :D

  10. Stopping by via the Book Blogger Hop. I'm a new follower.
    Have a great weekend!
    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka


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