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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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!