What Got You Hooked?

I wrote yesterday about first being drawn to books and reading in general by mysteries, and even more specifically detective stories.

Didn’t even cross my mind to ask what it was for you all. What originally got you hooked on books? Was it a certain book or genre? Or maybe a teacher or library you frequented? I’m curious.

But I remember checking books out of my middle school library every one in awhile. In high school it was largely the same because I started using the public library once I realized there were these places that kept ALL the books and all I needed was a ride to get them.

So tell me!

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5 thoughts on “What Got You Hooked?

  1. I don’t remember a specific book that got me hooked on reading. I’ve been a reader for longer than I can remember. My parents are fond of saying that I learned to read before I started school; having children of my own around that age I think their memories are a little too generous 😂 But I’ve been a voracious reader my entire life. What I loved about it was the escape, I think. The ability to try in other skins and live out other people’s adventures. I was a precocious child, too, always reading well above my age. By the time I was a pre-teen I had rejected even YA lit for “grown up” books of any kind. My parents never restricted my books they way they did movies and TV so I found out all kinds of things long before I should have thanks to my reading habits! I’ve always had a soft spot for fantasy and science fiction, ghost stories, and gritty detective novels.

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    • I don’t remember doing much of anything reading before middle school. I remember a book I read by Avi in middle school and I cannot think of reading a chapter book before then. I just don’t think I was interested. Then one day I bought High Profile by Robert B. Parker. It’s in his Jesse Stone series and I read it and had to start from the beginning and as they say, the rest is history! But even that was in high school. After that is when I started using the library. Then once I started working I started buying my own.

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