I remember going through our Compton's encyclopedia when I was very young. My favorite volumes were about flowers and flags. When I was in third grade, I picked up "The Clue of the Broken Locket" which is a Nancy Drew mystery during our Library Time and it has been a love affair with books from then on. Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins, Dana Girls, Sweet Dreams in grade school, Mills & Boon in high school (bawal pa nga ito in my all-girls super Catholic high school haha), but it was then that I also discovered J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" and the spy novels of Robert Ludlum (the writer of the Bourne series) and Frederick Forsythe and of course, the novels of Sidney Sheldon. In college, I discovered the classics by Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, E.M. Forster, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In law school, I read more historical romance novels and chick lit for easy reading (nakakapagod magbasa ng law books).
In any case, I attribute my love for reading to my early exposure to books.