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Post by kimmyschemy06 » 27 Nov 2015, 02:24

My father introduced me to books. Though he never encouraged me to read, the materials he made available for me to choose from was enough encouragement. When I became a parent myself, I stocked the bookshelf with various reading materials for my kids. Now, my children and I discuss the books that we read. In fact, we have an ongoing reading challenge that has started on 1 November and ends on 31 December. We are supposed to read 20 books in 2 months. I'm sure I'm not going to win but I'm very happy we have this challenge.

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Post by Levi » 27 Nov 2015, 09:07

That is very cool kimmyschemy! That is a very ambitious reading goal, I like that!
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Post by RoseKB » 07 Dec 2015, 21:23

I read with my teenagers a couple hours a week. We enjoy sharing a good book and often discuss it between reading times.

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Post by Levi » 07 Dec 2015, 21:25

Good job RoseKB!
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Post by cranej80 » 07 Dec 2015, 22:48

I remember as a child seeing my mom read often. She still reads a lot and always has great book suggestions for me. I am trying to make my children be book lovers reading to them before nap and bed. I am lucky because they seem to enjoy it as much as I do. As for The Golden Girls, when I was in college (2000), my roommates and I watched it all the time. We even decided which one of us was each Golden Girl. Me being Rose. Kind of fun how many people love The Golden Girls.
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Post by Levi » 07 Dec 2015, 23:23

My mom reads a lot too @cranej80
I'm glad you weren't Blanche :)
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Post by cranej80 » 07 Dec 2015, 23:43

Me too.
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Post by MaeReads » 08 Dec 2015, 11:10

My mother. I grew up watching her read. She'd come home from a job she hated and pick up a book. It was her therapy, before bed she'd have a smile on her face. Being taken away somewhere different each day and being inspired in life was what she needed. Hearing how sometimes things can be different and having hope, that's priceless to so many people.

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Post by Levi » 08 Dec 2015, 12:43

Exactly MaeReads well spoken.
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Post by Akalashley » 25 Mar 2016, 00:57

My great papa and aunt shell taught me how to read, they are the only reason I love reading so much! Reading to children definitely has an impact on the type of reader they will become.

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Post by rebelfleur » 04 Apr 2016, 23:01

No one really likes to read in my family. But my mum loved to read when she was a kid and one of my close cousins share book recommendations here and there.

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Post by Kristyb1203 » 06 Apr 2016, 17:30

Yes reading with family is a must. I read books to my children ever nite.

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Post by Prisaneify » 08 Apr 2016, 15:47

My mom has loved books for her entire life. She is the one that really inspired me to read. I watch her blow through books in like a day. I feel like she's read every book in existence and I hope to be just like her when I'm retired. I started reading to my son before he was even born and so far he seems to still enjoy it at 10. Sometimes we read together on the couch, when he isn't preoccupied with his iPad. I want to be able to read the high school books with him eventually :)
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Post by Levi » 23 Apr 2016, 22:15

This is still one of my favorite posts. Love to hear of family reading, it's very encouraging.
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Post by jamesabr » 03 Jan 2017, 09:08

My father very much inspired me to read. He would practice reading with me every night up until I was eight years old. He would also read some age-appropriate booklets with me during the summer, when I was at home a lot. :D
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