I have owned books since forever. My parents were both teachers and they knew the importance of reading so they passed this gift on to their children. Both my brother and I were avid readers as children (different genres though) all because of the importance my parents (especially my mother placed on it).
I remember piles of books (we were a little spoiled) which were all thoroughly read and loved. I thank my parents for encouraging their children to read. I encourage all parents to buy your child an interesting book to help start cultivating the habit of reading. I’ve already started it with my niece- spoiling her silly with books.