Love of Reading

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Kyredeon Trevath, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Analiese Sinclaer

    Analiese Sinclaer Gaidin Company Commander of San d'ma Shadar

    Aug 10, 2010
    Louisiana, USA
    I've always loved reading, but I hate reading things that people tell me too. The number one homework assignment that I refused to do throughout grade school was reading. I remember one time in HS Biology class, we were told to read the chapter we were on in class. I didn't want to so I read a different chapter instead, one that was more interesting. Teacher came by and was like,

    'find something good?'

    'yes sir,'

    'ok then' And he walked away. It took me a year to read WoT because my friends kept pushing it on me, and I dug my heels in about it.
  2. Fearghall Hameldon

    Fearghall Hameldon Recruit

    May 23, 2016
    New Jersey
    I dont know at what age my love of reading developed, but the earliest I remember being excited about books was when I was leaving my school after graduating 2nd grade, and the librarian let us take one book of our choice to keep, the book was Me First, about a selfish pig getting his comeuppance. Then my dad turned me on to stephen king books in 6th grade and I havent been without a book since.
  3. Ashlyn Sindal

    Ashlyn Sindal Aes Sedai

    Dec 8, 2011
    Benicia, CA
    I've always loved stories, but it took me a while to get into reading when I was little. I grew up with various family members reading to me, and when it came time for me to learn to read myself, I was annoyed that the books I was able to read were so much less interesting than the books I had read to me.

    I have one really clear memory of taking my first trip to the school library with my first grade class. We were each supposed to find and check out a book that we could read to ourselves. I ended up with Rosie the Hen, a book about a hen that goes for a walk and does nothing except walk past various landscape features. I was so angry that I had to read that boring non-story when I knew there were cool books like the one Dad was reading to me about Frodo and the ring. :lol

    I don't remember how I got over it, but by the end of second grade, I was so into reading that my parents had to take away the lighbulb in the lamp in my room at night so I wouldn't stay up all night reading, and they replaced grounding with "book restriction" as punishment for serious transgressions.
  4. Lenore Carvoe

    Lenore Carvoe Aes Sedai

    Sep 11, 2007
    Velbert, Germany, EU
    I've been a member of our town's library since I could write my name on the pass and didn't stop reading since then. The more books around me the better.
  5. Almira ni'Caldazare

    Almira ni'Caldazare Citizen

    Mar 13, 2013
    OFallon, MO
    I'm the same way. I keep buying more and more books but I can't make myself give any away. There are so many memories attached to each. It's not hording... It's just books!