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BTT – Indoctrination

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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.)

Actually, my family didn’t and still doesn’t share my love of books. My sister read some, but she didn’t ever encourage me to read much. My biggest encouragement came from my teachers. I used to save up my extra lunch money just so I could order books from the little fliers we’d get ever-so-often. When my daughter was born (she’s now a teen), I made sure she was surrounded by books and a love of reading. Neither of us read as much as we should, but books are part of our existence. I even passed on a couple of my childhood favorites to her.

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