It is sensational to share your love or reading with others. I learned to read when I was three years old. I remember my mother and father bringing me a box of Dr. Seuss books that arrived by mail in a big cardboard box. These books are the first gift I remember receiving as a child. From that day to this, I have loved to read. The written word has always thrilled me. I like to look at words, I like to write words, both on keyboards as well as with pen and paper. I chose to work as an attorney because it involved words – writing them, reading them and saying them. When the birth of my twins enable me to step away from my law career, I chose consulting, writing and blogging as a way to earn money because of the attachment those fields had with words.
When I was a young girl there were public service announcements that told me “reading is fundamental.” When my oldest daughter was a young girl she watched a television show on PBS that told her to “take a look in a book.” Early in our relationship my husband told me that intelligent people had libraries with at least 1,000 books. So, at the age of 19, I started with 10 books and built a library of more than 1,000 books. I derived a great deal of pleasure in knowing that I read each of those books. Many of them more than once. A few of the books like Toni Morrison’s “Song of Solomon” I read dozens of times. Other books like Robert Ludlum’s “The Bourne Identity” I read over and over and over. When I was in labor with my oldest daughter, I used the front cover of the “The Bourne Identity” to write down and track my contractions.
7 thoughts on “Share Your Love of Reading”
I love to read as well. If I really enjoy a book I will buy additional books and give them away.
Yes! It is so much fun to hang out at the library. My children look forward to going to the library after school everyday. When they started requesting weekend trips I was thrilled.
A love of reading is one of the best things we can pass to our children. You gave your son a great gift.
I love to read don’t get to offten but My daughter is always reading and this is a good thing. Thanks for sharing.
I too love books and I am PROUD to say I have passed it on to my son!
Like you I am a lover of books and I also have a home library that I’m quite proud of. I share my passion for reading with my children and we religiously go to the library every Friday after school.
True and I love your passion. I have it too! Reading opens up new worlds every time you open a book.
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