Do you read literary books? The Oprah Book Club kind of books? My mom does. I read YA novels, chapter books, picture books, and nonfiction.
We may not have the same taste in books or the same reading styles or attention spans. But my mom is the reason I'm a reader. And by extension, she's probably at least part of the reason I'm a writer.
She led by example, incorporating books into our daily lives when we were kids. She read. So I read. She went to the library and took us with her, so going to the library became a natural thing for me to do as an adult. She read to us at night: Stuart Little, Eloise, Mary Poppins, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.
Our May theme here at Smack Dab in the Middle is "Family." My mom is absolutely the first person who popped into my head when I thought of family + books. Did a member of your family encourage you to read (or not to read) when you were young? Who was it, and how did they influence you?
Joan Holub is the co-author
Goddess Girls series
with Suzanne Williams,
and the author of Zero the Hero.