Monday, January 9, 2017

Reading--is it hereditary?

I love to read.  I always have, even as a child.  My husband, on the other hand, barely picked up a book as a child and I was dismayed to find out after we were married that he did not care to read!  :/  Yikes!

I had always heard that children learn to love to read from their parents.  What would we do?  How would our kids feel about reading?

I'm thankful to say that our situation has worked out well...kind of a double return.

My children all love reading!  Even now, as teenagers, they check out multiple books from the library and read quite a lot. did that happen?  I don't know, but I'm glad that it has!  We have always read to and with them, and audiobooks feature frequently in our drives.

This week's library treasures 

And we have an added husband now LOVES to read!  My TV-watching guy has discovered the joys of reading!  He began reading when the kids would have a book that they loved and wanted him to read too, so he did...and he's really enjoyed it!  For a few years he was reading primarily the kids' books (think books like Hatchet and other adventures like that) but now he has branched out to books of his own choosing as well.  Currently he's reading Lord of the Rings.

I don't know how that all worked out so nicely, but I am happy to say that I belong to a family of readers!!

How about your family?  What kind of pattern have you found?


  1. Glad you managed to raise readers, and that your husband now enjoys reading also!

    My hubby and I are both avid readers, but of our four kids, only our daughter really LOVES to read. The boys read well, although a couple of them struggled to learn when they were little. The oldest does not read fiction, but will read biographies and other non-fiction stuff. The other two boys just don't like to read much at all. Oh well, I've done my job and they know how! LOL

  2. Hubby and I read, the lad reads what he likes and under duress what he HAS to. :) He prefers to be creative when he has downtime.

  3. That is awesome that everyone in your family loves reading!! We are all big readers in my home as well but hubby and I were both raised in reading homes.

  4. Fabulous! I am similar to you in that I love to read and always have but my husband not so much. All my kids read, some more than others and that's ok.