Nov 092010
 

This week the challenge question posted by Callapidder Days is:

How did you get into reading? When and how/why did you really become “a reader”?

I really can’t remember not reading. I’ve been reading since pre-school. I started reading Barbara Cartland romances during the summer vacations at Grammy’s and I guess I started using reading as a way to escape during high school.

I’m the oldest of five children and when in fifth grade we moved close to a library I learned that I really didn’t have to argue or share tv time if I was more interested in reading. We weren’t allowed much tv time but we spent many hours playing outside. If I was reading I could ‘take my program with me’ and not have to worry about anyone ‘changing the channel.’

As a mom, I have a child very much like me so I have to ground him from his Nook, as well as more traditional punishments.

What about you?

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  2 Responses to “Fall Into Reading: Challenge Question 7”

  1. Such great memories you have!! Matter of fact, you triggered one for me. I remember we had a huge tree and in the summer, I would sit under that tree for hours and escape into the book I was reading. I think I was the only one in my class that looked forward to the mandatory summer reading program.

  2. Recreational reading was not commonplace in my house growing up. Neither of my parents really read fiction. I did frequent the library–especially in summer months and read quite a bit, but it wasn't until about seven years ago or so that I caught the bookworming bug. I started out reading Harry Potter out loud to my daughter when she was young and then took off from there, mostly reading more young adult books and then finally to adult fiction about four years ago. Now I can't imagine not being a voracious reader and my girls? Big time lovers of reading. I, too, have to punish my youngest by taking away her books! LOL!

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