Bookish Facts

Bookish Fact #6: My dad made me a history lover.

I am lucky in that both of my parents are readers. My mom prefers fiction and reads a lot of mysteries. My dad loves historical nonfiction. My mom may have been the driving force behind my love of reading, but Dad was just as influential on my reading tastes.

We only had one TV growing up, and evenings meant watching things together as a family. The channels were often tuned to a baseball game or some random educational program (How stuff Works, Myth Busters). Dad’s favorite was The History Channel…back went the programming was actually about history.

His favorites were the history of the military, baseball, the space race, industry, and of course aviation. (I happily admit that I adore all these topics as well) We went to museums as a family on a regular basis. He’s sat through hours of me retelling my lessons learned in my college history courses. And to this day he still calls me with book recommendations and requests.

My parents are the reason my nieces and nephews get books for gifts, because can anything really beat the gift of a good story? Have your parents, or some other awesome person, influenced your reading this way? Please share!

Lindsay

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2 thoughts on “Bookish Facts

  1. I doubt I would have been as interested in mystery fiction or historical non-fiction if it wasn’t for my parents. Both love to read and always would have stacks of books by their bedside, in the living room and in the car. The particular types of books I like within those genres differ a little from them both but they definitely started that passion for me.

    • thank you for sharing this! thank goodness for reading parents. All of my nieces and nephew get books for birthdays and holidays. I want to make sure they have they chance to enjoy all the crazy stories out there.

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