Ask the Readers – When Did You Start Liking Reading?

Last month, I asked for you to ask some questions that we can ask the readers. Here is the fourth question. Again, it’s from Solveig. First, I’ll answer the question, then it’s your turn.

Did you like reading as a child or did you discover reading as an adult?

I started off quite early. I was reading at a very young age, and around seven or eight years old, I got into reading science books and encyclopedias (hence the name of this blog). I may be unusual in that sense.

As I grew older, I started to discover novels. The first time I really enjoyed reading a novel wasn’t until I was thirteen, when we read The Hobbit in school.  I then read Jurassic Park on my own, and enjoyed it thoroughly. But there were a few books in between that we read in school that I didn’t particularly enjoy at the time. However, I did like Shakespeare.

In university, I rediscovered fantasy and science fiction, and began reading Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series and Terry Brooks’ Shannara series. I haven’t stopped reading since then.

How about you?

When did you discover that you liked reading? Let us know in the comments below.

A Tour of a Shinto Shrine in Japan

I got a new video up for A Taste of Japan, and it’s all about a Shinto shrine. Last time, I did a tour of a Buddhist temple. This time, it’s Japan’s native religion. Unfortunately, it was quite windy, so my voice wasn’t very clear from time to time, but you can understand what I said.  Enjoy!

Of course, please subscribe to my channel. Many new videos are coming over the next few weeks, since I’ll be doing a lot of sightseeing with my sister and sometimes my family. Also, for all of the videos, please like them (thumbs up). Hopefully, that’ll get them some more visibility in the search results on YouTube.  Thanks!

Comments and questions are always welcome.