For years I have been asking my Rockfiend buddies what album, song, or artist they feel or can point to as having pushed them across the threshold from music listener to Rockfiend. I want to use that same question and ask all of you readers and writers out there:
Was there a book, author or story that pushed you over the line and got hooked you into the life of a reader (or writer)?
Me, I can tell you exactly which records pushed me over the edge to becoming a Rockfiend, but I am less sure of which books. I think it was Where the Red Fern Grows and My Side of the Mountain in the fourth and fifth grade that really opened my eyes. It might have also been that when I was in the second grade my reading level did not improve over the course of the year and my parents had me held back for a second run at that grade. My birthday is in September, and they really should have kept me home another year before kindergarten. At any rate because of the lack of improvement and that I was subsequently diagnosed as Leaning Disabled, my reading education got a lot of attention and that, along with the fall out of have been held back, pushed me towards books as a way to escape an increasingly chaotic life at school and home.
So enough about me, Too Much Coffee Man says Addiction is unavoidable, choose your wisely.
What were your gate away books to the reading addiction?