I started reading when I was four. Late? I don't know but I don't think so but some days I wonder if I would have read more if I started at 3.
Ages 1 and 2
Did not read but must have flipped through books and mags. Thanks to my parents. My dad was usually at the table doing his work and my mom would be with the cookbooks.
Have flipped through childrens' books. My mom used to take me to the library back in Glasgow and read some books to me and some other kids who happened to gather around.
Read some other Ladybird's series and some pictorial books which has about 3-5lines per page with nice picture on every page. ^__^ And yeah, I don't remember the books. Ladybird era was slightly fading though. Read Peter Pan and few others.
Continued with more Enid Blyton's.
Officially started with Fairy Tales. First 2 tales; Cinderella and Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. Simply awesome. I remember how I felt when I finished these. =) Introduced to reading Malay books. It was OK. I had trouble reading Malay Language in school =(
Ages 9 and 10
More and more Enid Blyton's. I was just so into it.
Received and read final fairy tale book at the age 11.
p/s: Feel good to go down the memory lane with books. =) Gotta thank my parents,teachers and relatives for their encouragement. As for Mr.Stine, he must be feeling proud to know I've read quite a number of his books in the 90's. =p I've a reader's letter to a local newspaper once saying that the Ladybird series are sexist. I'll link to it if I manage to find some time to dig out the link online. If anyone has read Russell Lee's Singapore Ghost Stories and know a lil about him being a mystery, has he revealed his face now? Hmm.....