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Re: Did you grow up reading?

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Growing up, I was never super into reading. I could read fast and well (according to school reading comprehension exams), but never got terribly into it. I think that part of the issue was that my school limited which books you were allowed to check out by age and not reading level, so most of the books I had access to were boring to me.
However, I did enjoy reading more complicated books when I did get a hold of them, so my parents took advantage of that. My dad and I read all of the Chronicles of Narnia when I was seven, and we would always have an "advanced" book to read a chapter or two before bed time after that. I didn't begin reading on my own until I was in seventh grade. My parents and I had watched all of the Harry Potter movies that were out at that point, and I wanted to read the source material. After that, I began reading some for fun. The book the Giver, from my eighth grade English class, though, was the book that sent me into a reading frenzy.

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I grew up reading and I'd read tons and tons of books. I found reading to be a really great past time.

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kathey wrote:
14 Nov 2019, 03:39
I grew up reading and I'd read tons and tons of books. I found reading to be a really great past time.
So did I! I can't remember a time when my head wasn't buried in a book

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jazzygirl625 wrote:
13 Nov 2019, 20:25
Growing up, I was never super into reading. I could read fast and well (according to school reading comprehension exams), but never got terribly into it. I think that part of the issue was that my school limited which books you were allowed to check out by age and not reading level, so most of the books I had access to were boring to me.
However, I did enjoy reading more complicated books when I did get a hold of them, so my parents took advantage of that. My dad and I read all of the Chronicles of Narnia when I was seven, and we would always have an "advanced" book to read a chapter or two before bed time after that. I didn't begin reading on my own until I was in seventh grade. My parents and I had watched all of the Harry Potter movies that were out at that point, and I wanted to read the source material. After that, I began reading some for fun. The book the Giver, from my eighth grade English class, though, was the book that sent me into a reading frenzy.
I also remember reading the Chronicles of Narnia when I grew up, I took it in turns reading it with family

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I definitely grew up reading. I was always reading fairy tales when I was little, then graduated to classics like Charlotte's Web, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, and The Hobbit.
In my teens I read everything from SE Hinton to Shakespeare.

I started writing in college, and that's when I decided my favorite genre was fantasy, and I immersed myself in reading and writing that genre.
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I loved to read stories since I was a kid. Then later I shifted to non-fiction books. And these days I am in love with poetry books.

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Yes. I just loved reading ever since I was a kid. I actually chose reading over other kids' company.
A little less than imaginary~

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Yes, I grew up reading whatever I could get. Magazines, newspapers, editorials, storybooks, novels. The habit has impacted me a lot in shaping my life.

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I grew up reading. I used to read multiple books a week because I was so obsessed with reading.

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I didn't start love reading until I was about seven...I had went to live with my uncle and since I couldn't keep up with his large family many activities and chatter I started burrying myself in his many books...
He didn't love it and always called me out 'to be like the other kids'

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I grew up a reader because my parents made it a priority. All of my siblings are the same way, but I guess that's how frequent library trips and readers for parents makes you turn out.

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Yes, I grow up with reading. I like to read novels too much and I am glad when I started reading I got a library in my hometown and there were too many novels which were very great and encouraging.

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I grew up reading. My uncle used to read a lot and I picked up the habit from him. I am really thankful to him that he introduced me to books. Books have been a part of my life since I was 10 years old.

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Yes reading was and still is a big part of my life and I've handed down to my children and grandkids as well

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I grew up reading anything I could get my hands on. I was always reading and had a group of friends that loved to read too!
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