“When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?”
I've grown up around books so reading has always been a big part of my life. Shelves in the lounge, in our bedrooms, in the rumpus rooms and at the bach (that's a beach house by the way) have always been overloaded by books. Couple that with the fact that both parents are academics, even if I'd wanted to escape the world of books there is no way I could have done.
I hope I've passed my passion for books and reading onto others as well. As a nanny, I'd always turn up each week with a bag of library books - it was the best way to bribe children to eat their broccoli! "Have another mouthful and only then will I turn the page!"
However, my book gathering passion really only began about four years ago when I moved to the UK. All of I sudden I realised how cheap books could be and when I could get 3 best sellers for £1 in my local thrift shop!!
My love of books is certainly right up there with my love of shoes and chocolate - and that's saying something!