I've always liked to read, and I'll read just about anything: the back of cereal boxes; prescription instructions; bibliographies on the bottom of a research paper; and the fine print on legal documents. If it has words, you will find me reading them.
My passion for reading stems from my parents, who were both school teachers. My mother taught kindergarten and 1st grade, while my father taught mathematics and earth science. Education has always been important in our family, and reading just goes along with it.
I have a huge library of books of all types. Most are fiction and memoirs, but I do have some reference books, poetry, "how-to" and recipe books. These books are all over my house: on book shelves, on the television stand, beside my chair, and under my bed. I also have boxes of books in my storage shed! I probably should sell them to Half-Price Books or online, but then I wouldn't be able to re-read them!
I much prefer to have a book that I can hold in my hand, as opposed to online or a Kindle. I like the feel of paper, and enjoy being able to turn the page. Plus, it's just easier on my eyes!