I’m setting off on a mission! I want to create a bookworm or even I want to create whole libraries of bookworms. Let me explain.
Why I want to create a bookworm:
I can’t imagine my life without books. Well if pushed I can, but it would feel a lot emptier without my stacks of beloved books cluttering up every corner of house. Books have allowed me much-needed time-outs during stressful times, provided endless entertainment and supported my love of learning. Books blanket me in cosy feels, and are my constant source of comfort and pleasure.
I think if you pass on a love of reading to a child that you are bequeathing them with a gift for life. An invaluable gift that will stay with the child long after broken plastic toys lie decaying in landfills. I was encouraged to read from an early age and I want to pay it forward by putting together a blog post on helping reluctant readers find joy in books.
Who I want to convert!
Reluctant adult readers but also children. Especially children. If a child’s parents love to read, then that beginning point is there. But what about those parents that are reluctant readers but don’t want their children to be. That is who I long to reach and help build a path for. Of course I don’t know if they will ever find my post, but if you don’t dare to try, then you don’t succeed.
Why I need your bookish experiences:
I am clear on my aim but I need help. You are avid book readers and I want to know how that started. Who egged you on at the start of your bookish journey? Was it a person that made all the difference or was it finding a book that hooked you for life? Who was the biggest influence in your reading habits as a child?
I’d really appreciate your feedback on this, as the more comments this generates, then the more helpful my guide will be. I want it to be practical and I want it to be backed up by the experiences of passionate bookworms.
Ordinary people can change the world and this ordinary woman wants to change the world by helping hesitant readers discover that books can open new worlds. Will you help?
Talk to Trish: Spill all the details on your early bookish influencers and experiences so that I incorporate them all into a post. Thanks in advance for helping me to pay it forward with this bookish challenge that I have set myself.