It's hard for me to remember a time when I didn't read. My parents read a lot. I was the eldest of four kids. My sisters and I shared a love of fairy tales and poetry. As a child, I really liked "Little Women" and "Heidi" and historical fiction. To this day those still are a great love of mine.
From the time I was little I remember my grandparents giving us books for the holidays and birthdays. It was always a special treat. Giving books is such a joy for our whole family.
Books and reading were always part and parcel in our family. It was a natural move when I decided to go back to work, after having my kids, to do something with books. When my husband and I retire, we want to go into the used and antiquarian book business.
My two children really loved books from the beginning. One of the first gifts my daughter received was [a collection of] books.