How did you get into reading? When and how/why did you really become “a reader”?
I have always loved books. I can remember being read to as a kid. I can remember "reading" How the Grinch Stole Christmas to my parents (in reality I had it memorized).
I think the time when it really clicked for me was 3rd grade. Don't get me wrong, I was reading before then. But I can remember trying my first Hardy Boys book in third grade. While I didn't really get hooked on them until 5th grade, I stopped reading it because I was hooked on the first Chronicle of Narnia. I still love those books. From there, I have always had some book going. And almost 30 years later, it is still that way.
Narnia was also the first time I got others reading what I enjoyed. I had several friends in class reading the series by the time the year was over.
So, yes, I have always read. But 3rd grade was the first time I officially became a reader.