From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
I fell in love with reading when I was about six. I read all the time; usually more than one book at a time. I love good fiction, but most of my time is spent reading non-fiction. I've even made lists of my ten favorite novels, ten favorite novels about Georgia (my home state), ten worst books, and ten best works of history.
When I was young I loved reading westerns. I don't enjoy them very much these days, but I recently went on a camping trip out west. Our travels took us to Nevada, so I re-read Zane Gray's Nevada, which was one of my favorite novels when I was young.
We've read "adult" books to our children since they were about six years old. Over then ensuing ten years, I've read more than 80 to them and my wife has contributed even more than that. We've enjoyed great books (Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, and Alistair McLean's HMS Ulysses) and we've endured the duds (Herman Melville's Moby-Dick and Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood). My favorite reading memories are of the books/stories we read while camping: The Barefoot Mailman on Cumberland Island, Georgia; Jurassic Park at Acadia National Park, Maine; Jack London's "To Build a Fire" at Great Smokey Mountains N.P. in Tennessee.
Neither television programs nor computer games can in any way replace reading (), nor will my hands ever hold a Kindle or any sort of electronic "book." Thoughts such as those are heresy.
We have bookshelves crammed full of great books, and since so much of what is written today is trash, many of our favorite books are read over and over again.