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Re: What book turned you on to reading and how old were you?

Post by LittleWilma » 19 May 2014, 01:07

I don't remember what book turned me onto reading because I have loved to read since I learned how. Outside of the Bible, the earliest books I can remember reading are the Encyclopedia Brown books and I read most of the Nancy Drew books that were available in the school library.
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Post by Alexsandra » 19 May 2014, 01:40

when I was about 13 yrs old I spent the summer with mu Aunt Pat and we had quite time in the afternoon and I would read.She had books on John F. Kennidy and family and a book called Johnaton Livingston Segal and I was on my way to a life of reading.:)

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Post by Wolfsbane Creations » 26 May 2014, 09:24

Famous Five and Harry Potter (10)

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Post by aweirdassbooknerd » 26 May 2014, 10:04

The BFG by Raold Dahl turned me on to reading. It was a lovely book. I remember vividly being in the 4th grade and issuing the book from the school library. It was the best thing in the world !

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Post by ttuso22 » 26 May 2014, 12:07

I think it was the Series of Unfortunate Events starting in third grade that really got me addicted to this reading obsession.
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Post by Lovely_Ink » 26 May 2014, 23:12

I remember reading the Caitlyn young adult romance series and falling in love with romance novels.

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Post by readinginreview4 » 27 May 2014, 00:29

I was quite young, probably four or five. It was actually my first book I had ever read all by myself: Fun With Dick and Jane!(:

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Post by shakeitkatie » 04 Feb 2015, 17:01

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter when I was in middle school. I really didn't understand it much, but I knew there was pain and heartbreak and I wanted more of it.

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Post by rebeccamcivor0202 » 06 Feb 2015, 17:28

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!! I think I was about 10 and this book blew my mind. Haven't stopped reading since!

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Post by jax2 » 06 Feb 2015, 18:03

Whew, this is really going to show my age.

My first real memory of reading myself was probably the Six Little Bunkers series... I don't think I read all of them, just a few of them. I was not very old at all. And then Charlottes Web. The Little Women series. Somewhere in there was Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn books. And then probably the Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird (one of the few books I read more than once, I love(d) that book).

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Post by ALynnPowers » 07 Feb 2015, 08:34

Around age 8, when I read Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary. :)

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Post by Parisqueen13 » 07 Feb 2015, 15:38

I don't know exactly what book it was but I have loved reading sense I was like 5

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Post by CasandraSlayton » 07 Feb 2015, 16:53

For me it really was not a book that turned me to reading, my mom did. She would always take my brother and I to the library and she would read to us all the time. But the books i loved reading in elementary school were the Little Women diaries because they took me back in time as I read them. I also loved the Bailey School Kids series because I enjoyed the mysteries.

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Post by wendymm » 07 Feb 2015, 18:56

6th grade - Number the Stars...amazing!!!

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Post by BKircher » 07 Feb 2015, 19:31

I was in 3rd grade when one of my teachers introduced me to the Chronicles of Narnia. After that I stopped reading anything with less than a hundred pages.

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