Why I Started Reading

Hello to a new week,

I thought I would do something different for this blog and let you know what got me into reading. Reading is something I very much enjoy to do but it has also been a place I can escape to when things are stressful or scary. I never was into reading as a young child, it wasn’t till I was 12 and I started noticing how my family did not act like a normal family. I should add I grew up in a house where drugs and alcohol were used on a day to day basis and abuse happened verbally and physically.

When I started noticing this and realizing it was not normal and books became a new escape for me. I started reading The Baby Sitter Club books by Ann M Martin and Paul Jennings. I had so many of those books and always had my head in a book once I started reading. Since that moment books became a big part of my life and I have used them in the same way as I did back then even as a 33-year-old woman.

My life has not been easy and I know if it was not for my love of books I do not think I would have survived a lot of my hardships. I am so grateful I found books I loved when I was a child and I found a healthy way of coping with my family situation.

You are probably wondering why I am sharing such a personal story and the reason is I want anyone who reads my blogs to know who I really am and I want people to trust that this blog is a safe place to talk about books and what they mean to you. I also want my readers to know if you are going through hard times to find something you love doing so you can get through those moments. Mine just happened to be a book and I am sure others have found books to help them too.

I hope you all are having a great start to the week and I would love to hear what got you into reading.