I don't actually remember having on-air tv as a kid until we moved to the city, so we either had to watch betamax, play outside, or read. My mom used to read us bedtime stories, and my dad was a huge reader. Then in grade school, we had a library stocked with classic books - no Sweet Valley, Fear Street, etc. I remember a whole shelf of Dr. Seuss, L. Frank Baum's Oz books, Little Women, Nancy Drew, etc. We had to do a book report every week plus summer reading, so I guess the habit just grew on me.