So here goes...
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This week's question comes from Debbie at Reader Buzz:
How did you find your way to reading literary fiction and nonfiction?
I believe I evolved into an enjoyment and curiosity for literary works, fiction or non, the same way a young person makes a delicious grilled cheese sandwhich for the first time and then deciedes to try their hand at homemade macaroni and cheese and ends up eventually giving Beef Wellington and Autumn vegetable soup a whirl.
They do this, as do I with reading, because of the challenge it offers, the increase to their knowledge and ability to discuss their craft knowledgeably and mostly...
because they love it and it simply calls to them.
Like great books simply call to me.
but they didn't used to. When I was in High School my boyfriend took me to the book store and let me pick out a book a week. I chose such highbrow titles as Bethany's Sin and Flower's In The Attic (but weren't we all reading this in the 80s?).
I had discovered an affinity for Edgar Allen Poe in about the 5th grade and I think it was the year before I had gotten the Louisa May Alcott Set of Little Women, Jo's boys, Little men, etc... so the seeds were there. ( I read Little Women several times!!)
A little nurturing here and there and viola... I'm reading Doctor Zhivago and looking forward to A Tale of Two Cities!
And so thankful to have a whole community to inspire me to look further and read more deeply. :)