I saw this question on Goodreads and I wanted to share my experience. I developed a love for reading when I was around the age of 10. I started reading these books titled, The Babysitters Club, and I was so amazed by the adventures that I had taken me that I became addicted. I grew up in a family of 6 with 2 brothers and two sisters and you can imagine how much "me" that I could manage to have. Soon enough, reading a good book became my escape and my next genre of books were suspense. As I got into high school, I discovered the romance genre and the rest is history. Harlequin books were my favorite books and let me tell you that I bought them in packs with the little extra money that I received from my summer job.
While some people like to party and drink, I would rather drink and read a book.