This week’s Musing Mondays (hosted by Should Be Reading) question is:
When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits?
There are plenty of stories from my childhood which involve books, including my parents asking my kindergarten teacher if I might be permitted to read instead of taking my afternoon nap, and the teacher being firmly convinced that I could not read (as in, was not able) as I was under school age (the German education system was not terribly enlightened in the early 1990s). Once this misunderstanding was resolved and it was shown that I could, in fact, read books in two languages, I was permitted to sit quietly and read instead of napping. Result!
I don’t remember getting much hassle from other kids about reading – but I was an only child until my sister came along when I was 9, and we lived way out in the country (as far as one can, in south-east England) so there weren’t all that many kids around to hassle me!
I pretty much gave up reading for fun between the ages of 12 and 22 so I missed out a bit there, but now I’m properly back in the reading way, and still not getting much hassle for it!