Let’s Talk Bookish Fridays: How Reading Has Shaped My Life

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by Eternity Books, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts! The topics are posted monthly, and you can even submit ideas for future topics, so be sure to check it out!

This week’s topic: How has reading shaped/changed your life?

Photo Feb 22, 8 05 17 PMReading hasn’t just shaped my life, it *is* my life! I come from a family of bibliophiles and, as such, cannot remember a time in my life when I didn’t love to read. My dad read us bedtime stories, I learned to read by the time I was 4, and it was not unusual for the whole family settle down with a book after dinner.

My parents never censored what we read, but just made sure we always had a wide variety of books to choose from. Because of this, I grew up as much on LE Modesitt Jr and Nora Roberts as I did Brian Jacques and Bonnie Martin. I always read far above my grade level, which makes it a little ironic that I mostly read YA these days, lol.

Photo May 05, 9 51 09 PMAs an adult, my life is now shaped far more by my reading habits than ever before. I have a beautiful home library that I fill with books, I am an avid Bookstgrammer, and I obviously have this blog dedicated to all things bookish! Fortunately for me my husband feels about gaming the way I feel about books, because neither of us give the other grief for spending money on our hobby. 😉 It also means he can play his games (both video and tabletop) while I sit contentedly and read!

I am going to wrap this up now because there is a new episode of The Mandalorian out and I need to go watch it. 😉 I’m also running low on creative juices (I blame the turkey hangover and NaNoWriMo) so this might not be my most quippy post ever, lol. In short, books are life and I can’t imagine my life without them!

How have books and reading shaped your life? Tell me in the comments below!

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