Booking Through Thursday is a weekly bookish meme about (mostly) books and reading.
Since my mother was working full time, I spent a lot of time in day care until afternoon, then I'd go to my grandparents. Although I spent a lot more time with my grandpa, it was my grandmother who was my first teacher. I could do long division and all basic arithmatic before I even entered elementary school, because I was a super-eager child, and she had her accountant skills to share.
She once told me she hadn't been eager at all to oversee educational development yet again, after my six year older sister and cousin were a disaster in the alphabetic department, always reading a single letter at a time. But different to them, I couldn't. I went syllable for syllable basically from the very first word, so it was like I had the actual hard part of learning to read already in my blood. I also remember that once I really had it down, somewhere first or second grade, I'd spend a lot of my afternoons in front of my grandpa's ancient typewriter. God, I loved that thing! Guess somewhere around then I also started writing my first stories, haha.
You see, the world of books was mine to begin with. ^.^