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When Did You Start Reading as a Hobby?

“When did you start reading as a hobby?”

This question is what usually comes to my mind first whenever I meet some new fellow bookworms. I love talking about books especially hearing stories as to when they started to love reading books as a hobby, who influenced them to read, etc. So, for this week’s geeky discussions, let’s talk about that, shall we? Ok. I’ll go first.

When Did I Start Reading Books?

I can’t exactly say when but I think it was during second grade. Our school library was doing some book cleaning and the librarian asked us students if we want to take some of the discarded books home. I got curious so I browsed and picked out two textbooks (I think it was a geography and English book). At an early age, I’m always fascinated to learn different cultures and traditions around the world as well as listening to people speaking English. So yep, after acquiring those books, I’ve been reading them interchangeably since then.

But it wasn’t until 5th grade that I read my first ever romance novel. Tagalog romance novel was really so popular during those time and I remember how my aunt, mom and (especially) my sister loves reading them. And yep, my sister was the one who introduced me to a (surprisingly) beautiful world of tagalog romance and hand me my first ever novel (which I passed on to my bestfriend, haha).

Aside from my aunt, mom and sister, my family isn’t really that big in books. When I entered the world of romance novels, my grandfather wasn’t really amused of the idea. I’m still so young back then so I can understand his reasons, so whenever he sees me or my sister reading one, he discourages us or even confiscate them (depends on his mood though). But even so, I still keep reading them (good thing I know some ninja moves, haha) all throughout highschool and even until now, *wink.

I eventually started reading my first ever English book one boring weekend when I was in College but it wasn’t until I came across Mary Higgins Clark’s Love’s Music Loves to Dance that I finally realized my love for reading. After graduating from College, I got sick and my doctor told me to rest for a year. I’ve been so bored so I ransacked my great grand uncle’s bookshelf and lucky for me because they’re all mystery/suspense books, so aside from MHClark, I also learned to appreciate books from other suspense authors.

I only read English mystery/suspense books but that changed when I started blogging. A lot has really changed since then and I learn to branch out which in return, found some new genres to love, *wink.

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