Hello, fellow bibliophiles! Well, what do you know? It's Friday again! So it's time for another post on Filipino Fridays, a weekly meme that I'm participating in line with this year, ReaderCon. This week, it's all about how we got started on reading.
Who got you into reading?
Naturally, the ones who got me into reading were my parents. There were loads of paperbacks in the house. My mom was into Sidney Sheldon, Stephen King, and romance novels; my dad's books were mostly about chess and some thrillers.
Hmmmm.... Now I'm thinking. It's weird that I've never read any novels by Sheldon. I'm not too keen on playing chess either. But hey, I did have a Stephen King phase when I was in my early teens.
How helpful was your school in helping your reading habit and fueling your book addiction?
Oh, if it weren't for the school library, I wouldn't have finished my first read. It was The Bobbsey Twins and the Doodlebug Mystery. I think I was 8 or 9 then. I was so into The Bobbsey Twins series, more so than I was into The Hardy Boys.
Pretty soon, my parents were buying me my own copies of The Hardy Boys books. For some reason, we couldn't find any of The Bobbsey Twins.