I got tagged by the always thoughtful @beth.bonini
and it's something that I have never done, so here they are:
1. The first "book" I read was X-Men 101. My father taught me how to read through comic books.
2. I have always been reading, but the first book I bought with my allowance was a Sweet Dreams book, PS I Love You.
3. When I was I kid, my family spent summer in my aunt's house in La Union, a northern province in the Philippines. My cousin and I would read the books we weren't allowed to read (but of course) so I was reading the raunchy Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz by the age of 10.
4. After a slew of Sidney Sheldons, I picked up Stephen King's IT. I was 13. And continuously read his books up to, well, now.
5. I took up Creative Writing in college because it involved a lot of reading. And writing. I published my first story when I was 17 years old. It was about a boy who ate his baby sister.
6. I only buy books when I'm halfway through my TBRs. That's how I discipline my hoarding instinct.
7. The books I read reflect my state of mind, and each one is attached to a particular memory, like the albums I listen to. I am currently obsessed with Anita Brookner so my state of mind is detached-observant.
8. I read everyday. I time everything from listening to records to watching Netflix so I always have time to read a chapter or two.
9. I rarely buy multiple editions of a book. What I have is what I read. I only have Persuasion, any Ray Bradbury, Terry Pratchett, a few Stephen Kings, The Alexandria Quartet, and Isaac Asimov's Foundation in multiple copies.
10. All my close friends are readers, too. We don't see each other regularly and that's okay. Because we are reading.