Random Question

I’m reading The book thief and I suddenly felt like asking you all…

How did you get into reading???

what/who inspired you to read?

I would love to hear this part of your story. I’m sure it’s interesting πŸ™‚

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  1. I remember being bored during my summer vacations from school and begged my mother to take me to the public library once a week. She agreed and I spent that first summer (about 1962, yup, I’m old!) outside under a tree reading book after book. I learned right away that I could travel anywhere in the world and experience every culture and climate right from my spot under my favorite tree! I still feel that way!

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  2. My mom read to my brother and me. We regularly went to the library and borrowed stacks of books. And we lived near my grandparents, who ran a bookstore. That opened up even more books to me, and I worked in the store for several years.

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    1. If you had easy access to library and bookstore, you literally had a dream childhood.

      If my grandparents had a bookstore i would ask them to just let me live there lol.

      And moms reading to you guys seems to be a common ground here and i really really respect mothers for engraining the love of reading in kids. πŸ™‚

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  3. I started reading myself when my mother stopped reading me the many books she bought me, at night. Then when I got slightly older I discovered the public library and that I could check out up to 12 books at a time, on as many subjects as I could think of! Then as I became a preteen and was banned from seeing the rated R horror movies all my friends were allowed to see, I discovered the varied world of trashy paperback novels that many of the movies were based on. When I was a full blown teenager I started haunting the bookstores in the mall for the newest Stephen King novels. Sadly, I don’t have the time to read like I would like to these days.

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    1. Again it started with your mom. Feels great to read it. πŸ™‚

      Public libraries are such a blessing. 12 books at a time! It must have felt like you hit a jackpot or something. I could borrow 3 at a time from school library and would be happy about that lol.

      Oh i think i have read some of those. I also think we all have a had a phase of horror story obsession in teenage.

      Reading takes a back seat when life gets busy.

      I loved reading about your reading journey. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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  4. I loved reading when I was young. High school, college, and kids happened, and I took a break. I started teaching around age 27, and a teacher friend invited me to her book club. I can’t believe that was 25 years ago. I’ve read ever since.

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  5. When you have an older sibling who knows it all one cannot help but be curious where he got his β€œwisdom” from. So I started to learn how to read when I was five, just so I could read his books. But of course, I did not understand what I was reading. However, the seed had been laid in the ground and grew ferociously from then on.

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  6. Both my late mom and dad had been degreed, dedicated public school teachers so, quite naturally, their love of books became mine. Back in that pocket change economy era, mere coins could build a vast home library and that’s what I had access to. It’s entirely possible that there’s a genetic aspect to this, too.

    Interestingly enough, my mom could create, extemporaneously, such amazing and amusing bedtime stories, that it took quite a while for me to nod off. I credit her with making me the imaginative man I am, today.

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    1. What an incredible childhood. And there’s definitely genetic aspect.

      (i wish coins could build a home library in this era too, i feel like all my books cost like..a million)

      Aw my grandpa would do that too! And my dad does poetry like that. And he would even remember them the next time.
      It’s an exceptional talent. I’m sure you are really proud of your parents πŸ™‚

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