What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without reading a book (since learning how to read, of course)? Which book was it that helped break the dry spell?
My father gave me an advice when I was very young: read at least twenty minutes every day no matter how busy you are. Don’t let pass a day without reading a good book. Now it’s a habit for me. Read every day.
Dad was a Journalist, writer and Literature Teacher. He left us an extensive library. So we have plenty to choose among the classics and the XX Century authors. There are also a lot of good books to read out there. When I find myself with problems about what to choose I don’t mind to reread one of the great books I enjoyed the most.
About my early years, I remember being an avid reader of juvenile novels as the point to have serious problems to stop reading to study for my exams. Somehow I managed to succeed in my grades.
when I was 12 or 13 I had an operation in my leg because of a tumor in a bone. I spent three months at home, without go to school. My dad introduced me to great books and authors: The Pearl, The Old Man and the Sea, and many more… Since then, I’ve never stopped reading.