Musing Mondays is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading. And this week's question is: "Do the members of your family read? Do you think it was passed down to you? (Or, if you want you can answer this: Who do you think influenced you as a reader?)"
I do come from a family of readers, at least on my mother's side of the family. My mother read a lot, and her mother read, too. So I think reading for pleasure was definitely in my genes. But even though reading was common in our clan (my cousins turned out to be readers, too), I remember being known as the family bookworm.
I suppose the biggest influence on my reading life was my mother. She always kept me well supplied with books. But my aunt (her little sister) was a great role model, too. She loved whodunits, and she passed that love down to me. Every time she saw me reading a book, she would say "Is that a mystery?" - in an almost accusing voice, as though she just couldn't imagine why anyone would be reading anything else.